On 24/04/14 00:32, Christopher Gregory wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-04-23 at 21:59 +1000, Wayne Blaszczyk wrote:
>> On 23/04/14 19:56, Christopher Gregory wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> After just on two weeks and many rebuilds later I can say that we ARE
>>> able to install gnome on top of a base linux from scratch SYSTEMD build.
>> ....
>>> The one thing that remains broken is GDM (gnome display manager).  It
>>> will not start up even though all of the permissions are set up
>>> correctly, and the developers only seem interested in making sure that
>>> it works in a red hat environment as red hat have thrown vast sums of
>>> money their way and all the gnome documentation on line states that it
>>> works on the latest red hat.
>> What are the actual error(s) you are getting? I've been running with GDM
>> 3.12 with no issues, mind you, I have Gnome installed under /usr.
>> Are you using a common libexecdir? I know in the past that GDM assumed
>> this directory to be shared with packages such as gnome-settings-daemon,
>> polkit-gnome, and gnome-session.
>> Wayne.
> Hello Wayne,
> The errors I get with gdm are:
> Failed to give slave programs access to the display.  Trying to proceed
> GdmManager: Couldn't lookup username gnome-initial-setup 
> GDmDisplay: display lasted 1.38 seconds
> gdm.service main process exited code=dumped status=11/SEGV
> The jhbuild wiki said to do the following:
> $ rm -rf /opt/gnome/var/run/dbus
> $ ln -s /var/run/dbus /opt/gnome/var/run/dbus
> $ rm -rf /opt/gnome/var/lib/dbus/machine-id
> $ ln -s /var/lib/dbus/machine-id /opt/gnome/var/lib/dbus/machine-id
> As for libexec jhbuild installs it to /opt/gnome/libexec.
> Regards,
> Christopher

My initial suggestion would be to remove the gnome-initial-setup
package. I personally do not install this package. It seems that GDM is
trying to start a session with a temporary account gnome-initial-setup.
As to why its failing, you will need to look at the system logs
It would also be interesting to note what has been installed under

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