I have just installed Arch Linux in my laptop.
I have awesome window manager, and I can start it from the tty with startx. When I install GDM (as I would like to have my computer start directly from GUI with a conventional login screen) and
systemctl enable gdm.service + reboot and enter my password, the screen will turn black for some seconds and will return me to the login screen. Every time.
I have copied .Xauthority from my root folder to my user one and chowned it, created the files as seen here, purged the packages and reinstalling; but nothing works.
HOW TO REPRODUCE:
- Fresh Arch Linux install from LiveCD.
- Create your user + password.
pacman -S gdm gnome
systemctl enable gdm.service
pacman -S awesome
- Add 'exec awesome' to .xinitrc.
At this point you should be able to
startx to get to Awesome. After a reboot, the login screen will appear and you should be facing my error.
I have tried LightDM and it works perfectly, but the GNOME issue still bugs me and I want to solve it ASAP. I am attaching my logs:
- JOUNALCTL -E -U GDM
[Basically starts normally, but says my display lasted for a bit more than a second]
gnome-session-f: segfault at 0 ip 00007f3d4eb1e5c9 sp 00007ffcdd40df00 error 4 in libgtk-3.so.0.2200.2[7f3d4e83c000+6f3000]