Bug#648947: gnome-shell fail to start leaving gnome in fallback mode

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Wed Nov 16 17:41:36 UTC 2011

Le mercredi 16 novembre 2011 à 11:22 +0100, rayrick a écrit :
> Package: gnome-shell
> Version: 3.0.2-5
> Severity: critical

This is clearly not a critical bug. Please don’t abuse bug severities.

> After a release update in testing, GNOME becomes unusable. I also
> tried to
> switch to unstable but the result is the same. No gnome-shell and
> fallback
> mode.
> The system is a debian KVM guest, using the SPICE graphic adapter.
> Some details follows:
> $ gnome-shell --replace
> failed to create drawable

This is expected in a KVM guest, since it doesn’t have GL support.

In the end there is no usable information in this report. Please explain
what you mean. 
      * Does the “GNOME” session fail to switch automatically to
        fallback mode? If so please provide the glxinfo output. 
      * Does the “GNOME fallback” session fail to start? If so please
        send your .xsession-errors after it has failed. Common problems
        are broken startup files in .local/share/applications.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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