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    Unable to start either console with gnome Desktop


    I cannot start either regular user console or root console. I have a Gnome Desktop. I tried rebooting and logging as root, but consoles also do not work, when logged as root. What would be a good google search phrase? Or what could be wrong? When I click on regular or normal user console, I get a message I get a message "starting terminal" for a few seconds, but terminal never starts. What log should I check? dmesg?


    Jul 29 06:29:12 frank kernel: [ 50.994257] hald used greatest stack depth: 5980 bytes left
    Jul 29 06:29:13 frank kernel: [ 52.327418] xkbcomp used greatest stack depth: 5944 bytes left
    Jul 29 06:30:18 frank gdm[3834]: pam_unix(gdm:session): session opened for user frank by (uid=0)
    Jul 29 06:30:20 frank gnome-session[4143]: WARNING: GSIdleMonitor: Unable to initialize Sync extension
    Jul 29 06:30:20 frank gnome-session[4143]: WARNING: Could not parse desktop file /home/frank/.config/autostart/xfce4-settings-helper-autostart.desktop: Key file does not have key 'Name'
    Jul 29 06:30:20 frank gnome-session[4143]: WARNING: could not read /home/frank/.config/autostart/xfce4-settings-helper-autostart.desktop
    Jul 29 06:30:29 frank polkitd(authority=local): Registered Authentication Agent for unix-session:/org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Session1 (system bus name :1.12 [/usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1], object path /org/gnome/PolicyKit1/AuthenticationAgent, locale C)
    Jul 29 06:30:38 frank dbus-daemon: [system] Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.19" (uid=1000 pid=4210 comm="nautilus ") interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.0" (uid=0 pid=2953 comm="/usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon "))
    Jul 29 06:35:47 frank kernel: [ 445.947055] firefox used greatest stack depth: 5344 bytes left
    Jul 29 06:35:55 frank gdm[3834]: pam_unix(gdm:session): session closed for user frank
    Jul 29 06:35:55 frank polkitd(authority=local): Unregistered Authentication Agent for unix-session:/org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Session1 (system bus name :1.12, object path /org/gnome/PolicyKit1/AuthenticationAgent, locale C) (disconnected from bus)
    Jul 29 06:35:55 frank kernel: [ 454.185425] X used greatest stack depth: 5192 bytes left
    Jul 29 06:35:55 frank /usr/sbin/gpm[3081]: *** info [mice.c(198]:
    Jul 29 06:35:55 frank /usr/sbin/gpm[3081]: imps2: Auto-detected intellimouse PS/2
    Jul 29 06:35:57 frank kernel: [ 455.754009] render error detected, EIR: 0x00000010
    Jul 29 06:35:57 frank kernel: [ 455.754009] [drm:i915_report_and_clear_eir] *ERROR* EIR stuck: 0x00000010, masking
    Jul 29 06:35:57 frank kernel: [ 455.758130] render error detected, EIR: 0x00000010
    Jul 29 06:36:05 frank gdm[3834]: pam_unix(gdm:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
    Jul 29 06:36:06 frank gnome-session[4440]: WARNING: GSIdleMonitor: Unable to initialize Sync extension
    Jul 29 06:36:06 frank gnome-session[4440]: WARNING: Could not parse desktop file /root/.config/autostart/xfce4-settings-helper-autostart.desktop: Key file does not have key 'Name'
    Jul 29 06:36:06 frank gnome-session[4440]: WARNING: could not read /root/.config/autostart/xfce4-settings-helper-autostart.desktop
    Jul 29 06:36:08 frank polkitd(authority=local): Registered Authentication Agent for unix-session:/org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Session2 (system bus name :1.31 [/usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1], object path /org/gnome/PolicyKit1/AuthenticationAgent, locale C)

    Solved. I undid the recent actions, like unmerged exim, clamav and courier-imap, but that did not fix problem. I lastly,re emerged gnome, following instructions from the Gentoo Gnome cofiguration HOWTO. and got both my consoles back.
    Last edited by frank56; 07-30-2011 at 04:17 AM. Reason: Solved

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    Are you able you open a virtual terminal: CTR+ALT+F1-6?
    What distribution?

    EDIT
    Just read the bottom properly!!!
    missed it earlier...
    Last edited by baztorres; 07-30-2011 at 09:05 AM.

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