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I know this is a problem that's been addressed before and I have read this GNOME - ArchWiki and this FS#17472 : Xorg or GDM crashes randomly when the enter ...
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- 03-14-2010 #1
[SOLVED] Gnome Randomly locks up and crashes
GNOME - ArchWiki
FS#17472 : Xorg or GDM crashes randomly when the enter key is pressed
but placing gdm daemon at the last of the daemons list in rc.conf is just not working. I'm still experiencing random crashes/lock ups...
Now I want to ask, would removing the gdm entry from the daemons list help? What about removing gdm altogether?
Has anyone corrected this problem with Gnome?Make mine Arch Linux
- 03-14-2010 #2
That's an odd work-around. I suppose you can test if it's GDM by removing that from rc.conf and/or /etc/inittab, so you're booting to runlevel 3, add this to ~/.xinitrc
exec ck-launch-session gnome-session
- 03-14-2010 #3
Right now I've removed gdm from rc.conf and I'm using
to launch Gnome...
What I want to know is, is anyone else having this problem?Make mine Arch Linux
- 03-15-2010 #4
- 03-15-2010 #5
Thanks for the replies read9. I decided to reinstall Mandriva and run Arch via VirtualBox until I can find a work around for this problem...Make mine Arch Linux
- 03-15-2010 #6
My impression is that GNOME may be a little neglected in Arch. In my wholly unscientific, anecdotal opinion, Archers seem to either gravitate to KDE if they want a full blown DE, partly fueled by the Chakra project, or go for minimal window managers like openbox, or the various tiling WMs.
- 03-15-2010 #7
That is one of my alternatives, a different DE. I'll see what I can come up with experimenting VirtualBox...Hopefully something close to Gnome...Make mine Arch Linux
- 03-15-2010 #8
What features of GNOME are you looking for in particular?
XFCE is probably the closest to GNOME. If GDM is the problem, I'm curious, does it cause lock ups in other DEs?
Usually X freezing is a problem with the video card/video drivers. What video card do you have? Are/were you using a xorg.conf file?
- 03-15-2010 #9
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
Otherwise, I can only imagine it to be some difference in hardware between my boxes and yours that might be causing the instability issue if all system configurations are correct.
My basic specs are:
Intel i7 CPU
ASUS motherboard (1366)
Either way, I hope it's all resolved for you soon.oz
- 03-16-2010 #10
Well I got it up and running, Arch Linux\Gnome on VirtualBox, and it appears stable. I'm using Slim for my graphical desktop manager and so far so good...If this experiment fails(system crashes or locks up) then I'll start exploring hardware but here's hoping I don't have to go down that road...Make mine Arch Linux