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Old 05-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Question Gnome 3 Failed To Load


I freshly installed Debian 7 Wheezy on an AMD 6 core with an AMD Radeon HD 7570 graphics card and 10 GB DDR3. On my first boot it said "Gnome 3 Failed to Load"

1) How do I figure out the issue and solve it?

2) Should I try for a different desktop environment?

3) How do I know which desktop this defaulted to when Gnome 3 failed?
 
Old 05-22-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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Hi,

1) Check your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file. It could contain information regarding why it failed. It's also worth to check /home/user/.xsession-errors for clues about what's wrong. (You can post the files here for us to see).

2) You could try a different DE if you wish, but I'd try to figure out what happened first (in case you want to use Gnome3).

3) I'm not sure I understand your last question. Gnome3 is a desktop environment itself; do you mean the system loaded another desktop environment after Gnome3 failed to load?

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Old 05-22-2013, 08:01 PM   #3
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On (3) it said "Gnome 3 Failed to Load ... possibly graphics hardware or driver" and instead of getting a commandline it put me on a desktop. It looks like the TAILS version of GNOME to me (Gnome 2?). When I echo $DESKTOP_SESSION I get the brilliant "default"
And then there is this:
Code:
 david@DavidLee1A:~$ ps -ef | grep gnome
root      3330  3311  0 17:45 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/gdm3/gdm-simple-slave --display-id /org/gnome/DisplayManager/Display1
david     3872     1  0 17:46 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=gpg
david     3875  3814  0 17:46 ?        00:00:01 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon
david     3915     1  0 17:46 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gsd-printer
david     3924  3814  0 17:46 ?        00:00:07 gnome-panel
david     3946  3814  0 17:46 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
david     3947  3814  0 17:46 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-disk-utility/gdu-notification-daemon
david     3951  3814  0 17:46 ?        00:00:00 gnome-sound-applet
david     3954  3814  0 17:46 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-fallback-mount-helper
david     3955  3814  0 17:46 ?        00:00:00 gnome-screensaver
david     4007     1  0 17:46 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-online-accounts/goa-daemon
david     4987  3924  5 19:53 ?        00:00:00 gnome-terminal
david     4993  4987  0 19:53 ?        00:00:00 gnome-pty-helper
david     5037  4994  0 19:53 pts/0    00:00:00 grep gnome
Ummm, probably some version of Gnome?
 
Old 05-22-2013, 08:16 PM   #4
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Must be Gnome's fallback mode, then. I don't know much about AMD/ATI graphics cards since I've always used nVidia, but maybe you're missing the proprietary driver and that's why Gnome3 is failing to load? What do your .xsession-errors and Xorg.0.log files say?
 
Old 05-22-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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Hi,

gnome3 requires hardware acceleration, so you may need to tweak your graphics driver setup. See http://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo
As the page says, first try the free drivers, and if that doesn't work you can try the non free drivers (if you are so inclined).

Post back if you have any problems following the wiki and getting it to work.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 05-26-2013, 02:02 PM   #6
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I'm marking this thread solved because I realized this is a hardware issue (utilizing my graphics card) so I moved this to hardware (I hope the moderators don't mind since this really seemed to be a hardware issue): https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...50#post4959350
 
Old 05-26-2013, 02:31 PM   #7
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You can install the proprietary driver
AMD Radeon HD 7570
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...2&lang=English
 
  


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