Bug #4579


Fresh install of 151a8 then pkg update breaks gnome-panel

Added by Justin Hannah over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Desktop (JDS)
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4.00 h


After rebooting an updated system with pkg update, I can login gdm which then goes to a completely empty screen. If I insert a CD then an icon appears on the desktop which I can open the file browser and then get a xterm open. If I kill the pid of gnome-panel, it then restarts by itself and the task bars show up like they should be. I have been unable to find anything in error log files regarding this, but its easily reproducible. If you tell me what log I should be looking at I can paste from it. Thanks.

Actions #1

Updated by Ken Mays over 8 years ago

  • Category changed from XNV (X Window System) to Desktop (JDS)
  • Assignee changed from OI XNV to OI JDS
  • Estimated time set to 4.00 h
  • Tags changed from needs-triage to JDS
Actions #2

Updated by Anonymous over 8 years ago

It is not necessary a "fresh 151a8"
I have a7 updated to a8 and now pkg update to a9.
Just a thought: I do not use the hipster repo, so maybe it is already fixed, only not included in the /dev repository?

Actions #3

Updated by Justin Hannah over 8 years ago

I installed on a new box and wanted to provide how I arrived to this issue as I am not experiencing it on a different a7 box that has been updated.

Actions #4

Updated by Ken Mays over 8 years ago

  • Due date set to 2014-02-14
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

We updated our workstations for a9 and then tested them against the pkg integrity of the a9 repo. Usually this will resolve your issue during a7->a8->a9 transitioning (there were some other minor issues that are now resolved in JDS-current).

Actions #5

Updated by Justin Hannah over 8 years ago

I am not picking up any changes to dev.

  1. pkg publisher
    PUBLISHER TYPE STATUS URI origin online origin online
  1. pkg update
    No updates available for this image.
  1. uname -a
    SunOS storage 5.11 oi_151a9 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris
Actions #6

Updated by Justin Hannah over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Feedback
Actions #7

Updated by Ken Mays over 8 years ago

Justin - need more info on HW like graphics card and any message you see after gdm login (or if the screen just goes blank). Try running the display with the VESA driver setting just to check if something got fudged in the updates or a driver issue. You can also restart gnome-panel in CLI and see if there are any errors.

$ pfexec pkg verify
$ pfexec pkg refresh --full
$ pfexec pkg image-update -vn

To get latest JDS_current, set this beforehand:

$ pfexec pkg set-publisher --non-sticky
$ pfexec pkg set-publisher-g
$ pfexec pkg set-publisher --non-sticky sfe
$ pfexec pkg set-publisher --non-sticky sfe-encumbered

Actions #8

Updated by Ken Mays over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Closing ticket.


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