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I want to run gnome-shell on my PC. I have Ubuntu and gnome-shell is installed from ppa.

When I run:

gnome-shell --replace

the session fails - I am on the GDM login screen and can't get any error messages.

If I use the command:

gnome-shell --verbose --replace > gnomeshell.log

gives me an empty file.

What can I do?

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You can inspect the log files gnome-shell produces.

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Hi, it would have been better to specify which log files these are. – Stuart Axon Oct 24 '15 at 10:49
    
There are many and these change between versions. It is better to look in the typical locations a Linux user would expect them to be or consult the documentation if the developers have preferred to use non-standard locations. – Tom Wijsman Oct 24 '15 at 17:38

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