[blfs-support] gnome not working

zhongcai zhou zhongcai.zhou at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 21:38:21 PDT 2012


I got gnome to work now, finally.

I rebuilt/reinstall account-services, pokit and polkit-gnome.
I think I did not set up automatically start of polkit-gnome correctly.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 5:52 PM, Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 01, 2012 at 03:18:14PM -0500, zhongcai zhou wrote:
>> I did compile and install  AccountsService-0.6.25. I found
>> accounts-daemon did not run automatically.
>> So I started it manually with accounts-daemon command. But it did not
>> help and produced the same error.
>>
>  Please note that I haven't tried to use most of gnome since
> gnome-3.2, so this might now be out of date.  But, in those days my
> commands in .xinitrc for full gnome [1] were:
>
> exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch --exit-with-session gnome-session
>
>  I don't know what the current book recommends (I'm using ssh to my
> server, don't have a browser handy), but if it is different, maybe
> you could try this ?
>
>  In theory, gnome-session will launch everything it needs, provided
> that console-kit and dbus are running : I suspect the console-kit
> part might have changed since 3.2, but I'm afraid I'm not paying
> attention to the details of what I don't use.
>
>  If that didn't help, are you building *everything* with a prefix of
> /usr ?  Trying to get other prefixes to work with gnome (and xorg)
> has often caused problems.
>
> ĸen
>
> 1.  I also had variants for my normal window manager, and to force
> gnome-shell on hardware which appeared not to support it and
> defaulted to metacity : I say 'appeared' because it eventually
> turned out that even my old radeon was good enough if I was in the
> video group.
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