On Tue, 2018-01-16 at 21:43 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
On 01/16/18 20:40, Frederic Muller wrote:
> On 01/16/2018 06:04 PM, Ed Greshko wrote:
> > On 01/16/18 17:49, Frederic Muller wrote:
> > >
> > > Yes.. I'm one hour earlier I think. So tried using Xorg and the
> > > same happens. :-/
> > I see.... How about if you create a new user?
> Added a new user but unfortunately every time I log with it the
> machine hangs. It
> runs first ok, I have time to show the dock which has 4 icons
> (Firefox, Rythmbox,
> Nautilus and Software and then a new icon starts to appear on the
> dock (without any
> icon and a triangle with a exclamation mark) and then it hangs.
> Happened 3 times
> out of 3.
That is very, very strange. Pointing to something more basic. Are
any of your file
You know, if it was me, I'd get into the account that works and install
some lightweight windowing system, and then see if it works in that.
If I can get three displays up and running in XFce of LXDE, then I
know that it's a Gnome issue. Since disk space is cheap nowadays, I
usually install one of these in addition to KDE (I'm a KDE person) when
I first set up my machine.
I've had similar issues in KDE, and it's usually been because of some
issue with upgrading or incomplete installation that I missed. I give
myself about an hour of poking around, and then say "screw it" and do a
clean install. After all, it takes about 30 minutes to do a clean
install, most of which isn't interactive. And it fixes all sorts of
hidden config/conflict issues.
YMMV of course, if you have to deal with licensing on proprietary
software and such that can make reinstall a bigger hassle. But for me,
it's at the top of the "OK, this isn't a trivial problem" fix
algorithm. To be honest, I've deleted the first part of the thread, so
I don't rememberif this is a new problem on a new installation -- in
which case doing a clean install may have less of a chance of magically
fixing things, obviously.