FS#68653 - [linux] gdm doesn't start after boot

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Yaroslav Nikitenko (ynikitenko) - Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 18:25 GMT
Last edited by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Sunday, 28 May 2023, 06:50 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 5
Private No


Description: When starting the system the cursor just blinks and gdm doesn't start.
Switching to other tty session and coming back starts gdm.

This was described here (https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=256522), and here it is similar, with similar logs, but a bit different (https://www.linux.org.ru/forum/desktop/15747717), and I had the same problem.

It was fixed by booting 'linux-lts' instead of 'linux'.

Please write what information I shall also provide if you plan to investigate.
I have more or less same logs as on the links. I use gdm with Gnome.

Before switching the kernel, I commented out
in '/etc/gdm/custom.conf', but that didn't help.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
linux 5.9.8.arch1-1 fails.
linux-lts 5.4.77-1 works.
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any

I'm using an Acer Swift 5 laptop with Intel processor with integrated graphics. The drivers version is mesa-20.2.2-2.

Steps to reproduce:
Turn on laptop, boot your system.
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Closed by  Toolybird (Toolybird)
Sunday, 28 May 2023, 06:50 GMT
Reason for closing:  No response
Additional comments about closing:  Plus it's old and stale. If still an issue, please report upstream.
Comment by Philip Müller (philm) - Thursday, 26 November 2020, 19:23 GMT
Maybe this patch from Ubuntu might help with the TTY issue ...
Comment by Jan Sonntag (jmetrius) - Sunday, 20 December 2020, 18:37 GMT
I'm experiencing the same issue. I'm using the nvidia proprietary driver and there seems to be a race condition with gdm trying to start X before /dev/dri/card0 becomes ready. I solved it by adapting this solution for gdm: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1351600#p1351600
Comment by mattia (nTia89) - Friday, 11 March 2022, 15:49 GMT
I cannot reproduce the issue. Is it still valid for you?