desktop environment doesn't load for users other than the one who did the upgrade 7.10->8.04

Bug #226087 reported by Timmie on 2008-05-03
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-desktop

Hello,
after my upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04 the Gnome desktopn environment doesn't load fully for users others the one which I used ti perform the upgrade.
When logging as other useres (existing ones and new ones) the Gnome desktop just won't start. Sometimes shows a white screen or only wallpaper and empty toolbars/panels.

simon H. Rasmussen (simras) wrote :

After installing Hardy Heron I sometimes doesn't get my nice desktop loaded, only the bars and mouse pointer.
My desktop is just that light brown background colour and black if I try to enable the visual desktop effects.

Hardware:
Desktop computer
Asus Motherboard
Intel dual core 3.4 Ghz
nvidia geforce 6 using the glx-driver

What bothers me is that it works sometimes and then doesn't work other times.

Thanks

Philipp Wolfer (phw) wrote :

I experience s similar behavior. Often when I login directly after booting the PC the desktop doesn't load (the backrgound image is shown, but no icons or context menu). After restarting X and trying again everything is fine. Seldom the gnome panel doesn't load, either.

This comes up from time to time, but I was not able to reproduce this right now. Looks like some kind of race condition to me. The next time it happens I'll look into my .xsession-errors and post the result here.

Philipp Wolfer (phw) wrote :

The problem with the panel doesn't happen anymore, but still I have sometimes missing icons and recently even the wallpaper did not show up. I looked in .xsession-errors for problems with Nautilus but could not find anything suspicious. Not sure how I can investigate this.

Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

there hasn't been activity on this bug for a while.
is this still a problem for you guys?

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
status: New → Incomplete
Philipp Wolfer (phw) wrote :

I just recently had the problem that my icons did not load. I still think it's some kind of race condition as it does not happen if I wait with the login for a while after booting or if I restart X after it happened. But I don't know what causes it or how I could find out. Maybe even some special configuration on my side and not Ubuntus fault!?

Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

philipp, do you happen to have >1 ubuntu systems? does this happen on any other ones? do you get any error messages when this happens? what about the logs (gnome-system-log)?

simon H. Rasmussen (simras) wrote :

After installing Intrepid BETA I don't experience the problem any more.

Timmie (timmie) wrote :

Hello,
I still experience this in 8.04.

Thanks.

Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

hi tim, can you give us some more info about this problem?
does it happen when you switch users, or also when you log out and then log in as a different user?
did anything go wrong during the upgrade?
could this be a problem with your graphics driver? what is your hardware? (lspci -nn)
which driver are you using with it?

IanSidden (iansidden) wrote :
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Hi there, I experience this problem in Intrepid. Lately I will turn on my computer and the desktop icons will not load, though the panels do. I do not switch users at all, so I cannot test that. It most often happens after X crashes and I reboot, though sometimes it will happen independent of that.

The output of lspci -nn is:
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a02] (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a03] (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2847] (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 02)
02:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
02:09.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
02:09.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180:0843] (rev 12)
02:09.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
02:09.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev ff)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4354] (rev 12)
0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)

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Dimitrios Symeonidis (azimout) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Ian, your issue may be different from the one originally reported here. Can you please file a new bug report, against the xserver-xorg-video-intel package? Thank you.

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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