Empty Desktop on boot

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Empty Desktop on boot

Postby eiles on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:16 pm

Hello everybody,

New mint user here and I have a little problem.
On every boot, after logging in, the mouse cursor appears and I can move it and I can see the desktop background but that's it.
Doing Ctrl+al+F1 and
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sudo service mdm restart
allow me to log in once again and this time to a properly working desktop, any ideas on how to solve this ?

I'll post a .xsession-errors :
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/etc/mdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
localuser:elie being added to access control list
Setting IM through im-switch for locale=fr_FR.
Start IM through /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/all_ALL linked to /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/default.
Failed to connect to the VirtualBox kernel service
Failed to connect to the VirtualBox kernel service
Failed to connect to the VirtualBox kernel service
Failed to connect to the VirtualBox kernel service
GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL=/run/user/elie/keyring-EWENOe
GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL=/run/user/elie/keyring-EWENOe
GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL=/run/user/elie/keyring-EWENOe
GPG_AGENT_INFO=/run/user/elie/keyring-EWENOe/gpg:0:1
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/run/user/elie/keyring-EWENOe/ssh
GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL=/run/user/elie/keyring-EWENOe
GPG_AGENT_INFO=/run/user/elie/keyring-EWENOe/gpg:0:1
access control disabled, clients can connect from any host
** Message: applet now removed from the notification area
** Message: using fallback from indicator to GtkStatusIcon

** (nemo:2554): WARNING **: Can not get _NET_WORKAREA

** (nemo:2554): WARNING **: Can not determine workarea, guessing at layout
      JS LOG: About to start Cinnamon
Avertissement du gestionnaire de fenêtres : Log level 16: Unable to register authentication agent: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: An authentication agent already exists for the given subject
Avertissement du gestionnaire de fenêtres : Log level 16: Error registering polkit authentication agent: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: An authentication agent already exists for the given subject (polkit-error-quark 0)
      JS LOG: Cinnamon started at Wed Jan 30 2013 04:03:10 GMT+0100 (CET)
      JS LOG: network applet: Cannot find connection for active (or connection cannot be read)
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
** Message: applet now embedded in the notification area
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable

(gnome-settings-daemon:2503): media-keys-plugin-WARNING **: Unable to get default sink
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
failed to create drawable
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/mintUpdate.py:1732: GtkWarning: IA__gdk_window_thaw_toplevel_updates_libgtk_only: assertion `private->update_and_descendants_freeze_count > 0' failed
  gtk.main()
      JS LOG: network applet: Found connection for active
Corrupt JPEG data: 45 extraneous bytes before marker 0xd9
Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
      JS LOG: Removing an access point that was never adde

Note: This comes from a working session.

And here's the one on first mdm launch :
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/etc/mdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
localuser:elie being added to access control list
Setting IM through im-switch for locale=fr_FR.
Start IM through /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/all_ALL linked to /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/default.
Failed to connect to the VirtualBox kernel service
Failed to connect to the VirtualBox kernel service
Failed to connect to the VirtualBox kernel service
Failed to connect to the VirtualBox kernel service
libGL error: failed to load driver: i965
libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.
GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL=/run/user/elie/keyring-2AWKGo
GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL=/run/user/elie/keyring-2AWKGo
GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL=/run/user/elie/keyring-2AWKGo
GPG_AGENT_INFO=/run/user/elie/keyring-2AWKGo/gpg:0:1
GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL=/run/user/elie/keyring-2AWKGo
GPG_AGENT_INFO=/run/user/elie/keyring-2AWKGo/gpg:0:1
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/run/user/elie/keyring-2AWKGo/ssh
libGL error: failed to load driver: i965
libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.

(gnome-settings-daemon:1886): keyboard-plugin-WARNING **: Failed to set the keyboard layouts: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.Accounts.Error.PermissionDenied: Not authorized

(gnome-settings-daemon:1886): color-plugin-WARNING **: failed to create device: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.ColorManager.Failed: failed to obtain org.freedesktop.color-manager.create-device auth

(gnome-settings-daemon:1886): color-plugin-WARNING **: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.ColorManager.Failed: failed to obtain org.freedesktop.color-manager.create-profile auth
access control disabled, clients can connect from any host

(bluetooth-applet:2080): Bluetooth-WARNING **: Could not open RFKILL control device, please verify your installation

** (nm-applet:2096): WARNING **: Could not initialize NMClient /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager: Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.51" (uid=1000 pid=2096 comm="nm-applet ") interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager" (uid=0 pid=890 comm="NetworkManager ")
** Message: applet now removed from the notification area
      JS LOG: About to start Cinnamon
** Message: using fallback from indicator to GtkStatusIcon

** (nemo:2086): WARNING **: Can not get _NET_WORKAREA

** (nemo:2086): WARNING **: Can not determine workarea, guessing at layout
Avertissement du gestionnaire de fenêtres : Log level 16: Unable to register authentication agent: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: An authentication agent already exists for the given subject
Avertissement du gestionnaire de fenêtres : Log level 16: Error registering polkit authentication agent: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: An authentication agent already exists for the given subject (polkit-error-quark 0)
      JS LOG: Cinnamon started at Wed Jan 30 2013 09:41:15 GMT+0100 (CET)

(cinnamon:2052): Bluetooth-WARNING **: Could not open RFKILL control device, please verify your installation
Avertissement du gestionnaire de fenêtres : Log level 16: Could not initialize NMClient /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager: Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.58" (uid=1000 pid=2052 comm="/usr/bin/cinnamon ") interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager" (uid=0 pid=890 comm="NetworkManager ")
gnome-session[1853]: WARNING: Application 'cinnamon.desktop' killed by signal 11
libGL error: failed to load driver: i965
libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.
      JS LOG: About to start Cinnamon
Avertissement du gestionnaire de fenêtres : Log level 16: Unable to register authentication agent: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: An authentication agent already exists for the given subject
Avertissement du gestionnaire de fenêtres : Log level 16: Error registering polkit authentication agent: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: An authentication agent already exists for the given subject (polkit-error-quark 0)
      JS LOG: Cinnamon started at Wed Jan 30 2013 09:41:21 GMT+0100 (CET)

(cinnamon:2212): Bluetooth-WARNING **: Could not open RFKILL control device, please verify your installation
Avertissement du gestionnaire de fenêtres : Log level 16: Could not initialize NMClient /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager: Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.62" (uid=1000 pid=2212 comm="/usr/bin/cinnamon ") interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply="0" destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager" (uid=0 pid=890 comm="NetworkManager ")
gnome-session[1853]: WARNING: App 'cinnamon.desktop' respawning too quickly
gnome-session[1853]: CRITICAL: We failed, but the fail whale is dead. Sorry....
gnome-session[1853]: WARNING: Application 'cinnamon.desktop' killed by signal 11

(gnome-settings-daemon:1886): media-keys-plugin-WARNING **: Unable to get default sink
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Re: Empty Desktop on boot

Postby jungle_boy on Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:10 pm

It is a bug still fixed...
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Re: Empty Desktop on boot

Postby jonezy187 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:18 am

Hi, I am getting this problem also. When i first install the OS the desktop was there and it only disappeared after running updates. How did you fix this?
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Re: Empty Desktop on boot

Postby igrossiter on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:41 am

same problem, any solution for this?

my video card is radeon hd 5450 with proprietary drivers 13.2 beta
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