[Desktop 20170602] gnome-shell fails to start. Black screen on boot.

Bug #1695212 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2017-06-02
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
Robert Ancell

Bug Description

ubuntu desktop amd64 - 20170602

ubiquity-dm and install ubuntu both boot to a black screen.
the live session works fine and is running unity7

diff between 20170602 and 20170601 attached.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

gnome-shell aborts due to org.gnome-login-screen schemas not being installed.

affects: ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu) → gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → Triaged
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Fix (verified working on a freshly installed artful machine):

$ sudo apt install libgdm1

summary: - Desktop 20170602 - black screen on boot
+ [Desktop 20170602] gnome-shell fails to start. Black screen on boot.
tags: added: artful black-screen
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

That's not a proper fix, as it would require promoting gdm.

Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

Robert, are you working on this?

Ken partially reverted the change on Friday night, so Unity is back on the images.

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

I have not started any work on this, but the solution looks like we'll have to not check these keys when we don't have the GDM GIR file (probably easier than doing the GSettings schema check).

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

A couple more checks seems to have solved this in 3.24.2-0ubuntu6

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-shell - 3.24.2-0ubuntu6

gnome-shell (3.24.2-0ubuntu6) artful; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/optional-libgdm.patch:
    - Handle libgdm gsettings schema not being installed (LP: #1695212)

 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:30:53 +1200

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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