Login loop after fresh install (and xfconfd error)

Hi,
So I’ve performed a fresh install of fedora 30 cinnamon, everything went well except that I can’t get passed the login screen. Every time I enter my credentials, the screen goes black and prompt me with the login screen again.

I’ve tried a bunch of solutions that I’ve found online, the cinnamon spin, the xfce spin, openbox and i3wm and the workstation. Nothing worked.

I’ve also tried the steps related to this issue in the installation documentation, and I did managed to get to the desktop using the startx command (but I get an ugly cinnamon DE). Then I was prompt with 2 SElinux error messages, but following the recommendation one of them seems solved. The other one concerns colord (Attempted access: getattr).

I performed a system update, which worked fine but I’ve encountered the following error:

“Failed to get connection to xfconfd: The connection is closed.”

If it is relevant, I have an Nvidia GPU (gtx970).

Thanks!

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I am experiencing a similar problem.
I am unable to login through my user account but for root account it works well.

Welcome to the community @swqdea. If you’ve not had a chance yet, please go through the introductory posts in the #start-here category. They provide useful information on using the platform well.

As for your issue, we need some more information to be able to diagnose the problem.

Have you not been able to login at all?

How did you test them?

  • Did you use their live images?
  • Did you freshly install each one by one?
  • Did you install these in the same system and test?

This is the xfce configuration daemon. Do you have XFCE installed on your system also?

https://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.8/roadmap/xfconf

Possibly. We’ll need more information before we can know.

Would you please be able to paste the output of this command here?

sudo fpaste --sysinfo --printonly

Can you also look at your logs to see what errors are recorded there?

https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/viewing-logs/

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Hi @rishabh0402. Welcome to the community. Please take a look at the #start-here posts if you haven’t had a chance yet also.

While you may be experiencing a similar issue, it may not stem from the same cause. Could you please open a new topic with more information on your problem so we can deal with it separately?

Hi FranciscoD,
I was not able to login through the regular (GUI) login screen. However, I am able to login via terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F2) and then use the startx command to get to the Cinnamon DE.

I tried installing them one by one, each as a fresh install. I have a separate /home partition that I did not format. I did use their live image and installed them on the same system, with the same results.

I don’t have XFCE (never had before until I tried installing the XFCE spin for this very issue).

Thank you for taking the time to help me!

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Here is my fpaste output:


=== fpaste 0.3.9.2 System Information (fpaste --sysinfo) ===
* OS Release (cat /etc/*-release | uniq):
     Fedora release 30 (Thirty)
     NAME=Fedora
     VERSION="30 (Thirty)"
     ID=fedora
     VERSION_ID=30
     VERSION_CODENAME=""
     PLATFORM_ID="platform:f30"
     PRETTY_NAME="Fedora 30 (Thirty)"
     ANSI_COLOR="0;34"
     LOGO=fedora-logo-icon
     CPE_NAME=cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:30
     HOME_URL=https://fedoraproject.org/
     DOCUMENTATION_URL=https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora/f30/system-administrators-guide/
     SUPPORT_URL=https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicating_and_getting_help
     BUG_REPORT_URL=https://bugzilla.redhat.com/
     REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT="Fedora"
     REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT_VERSION=30
     REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT="Fedora"
     REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT_VERSION=30
     PRIVACY_POLICY_URL=https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:PrivacyPolicy
     Fedora release 30 (Thirty)
     
* Kernel (uname -r ; cat /proc/cmdline):
     5.1.5-300.fc30.x86_64
     BOOT_IMAGE=(hd2,msdos2)/boot/vmlinuz-5.1.5-300.fc30.x86_64 root=UUID=46715cb1-8f3d-443f-ad7b-d87fff300ee8 ro resume=UUID=73fbe4b0-f48f-4b9b-b8e1-4ad8994c4123 rhgb quiet rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau modprobe.blacklist=nouveau nvidia-drm.modeset=1
     
* Desktop(s) Running (ps -eo comm= | grep -E '(gnome-session|startkde|startactive|xfce.?-session|fluxbox|blackbox|hackedbox|ratpoison|enlightenment|icewm-session|od-session|wmaker|wmx|openbox-lxde|openbox-gnome-session|openbox-kde-session|mwm|e16|fvwm|xmonad|sugar-session|mate-session|lxqt-session|cinnamon)' ):
     cinnamon-sessio
     cinnamon-launch
     cinnamon
     cinnamon-killer
     cinnamon-screen
     
* Desktop(s) Installed (ls -m /usr/share/xsessions/ | sed 's/\.desktop//g' ):
     cinnamon2d, cinnamon, i3, i3-with-shmlog,
     openbox
     
* SELinux Status (sestatus):
     SELinux status:                 enabled
     SELinuxfs mount:                /sys/fs/selinux
     SELinux root directory:         /etc/selinux
     Loaded policy name:             targeted
     Current mode:                   enforcing
     Mode from config file:          enforcing
     Policy MLS status:              enabled
     Policy deny_unknown status:     allowed
     Memory protection checking:     actual (secure)
     Max kernel policy version:      31
     
* SELinux Errors (selinuxenabled && journalctl --since yesterday |grep avc: | grep -Eo comm="[^ ]+" | sort |uniq -c |sort -rn):
           8 comm="login"
           6 comm="colord"
           2 comm="gdbus"
     
* CPU Model (grep 'model name' /proc/cpuinfo | awk -F: '{print $2}' | uniq -c |
         sed -re 's/^ +//' ):
     4  Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
     
* 64-bit Support (grep -q ' lm ' /proc/cpuinfo && echo Yes || echo No):
     Yes
     
* Hardware Virtualization Support (grep -Eq '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo && echo Yes || echo No):
     Yes
     
* Load average (uptime):
      09:14:41 up 11 min,  1 user,  load average: 1.28, 1.18, 0.75
     
* Memory usage (free -m):
                   total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
     Mem:           7901        2144         200         138        5556        5320
     Swap:          8207           0        8207
     
* Top 5 CPU hogs (ps axuScnh | awk '$2!=3054' | sort -rnk3 | head -5):
         1000  1849 96.5  0.8 624212 72676 ?        Sl   09:03  10:29 dnfdragora-upda
            0     1 13.0  0.1 171332 14316 ?        Ss   09:03   1:30 systemd
            0  2067  7.1  1.9 626032 159244 ?       Ss   09:03   0:46 dnfdaemon-syste
         1000  2605  6.2  4.1 2179076 338964 ?      Sl   09:10   0:15 thunderbird
         1000  3034  4.4  0.5 645532 45148 ?        Sl   09:14   0:00 gnome-terminal-
     
* Top 5 Memory hogs (ps axuScnh | sort -rnk4 | head -5):
         1000  2234  0.7  4.3 3210396 353956 ?      Sl   09:04   0:04 qutebrowser
         1000  2605  6.2  4.1 2179076 338964 ?      Sl   09:10   0:15 thunderbird
         1000  2727  3.4  3.2 1857064 262000 ?      Sl   09:12   0:05 firefox
         1000  1880  0.5  3.2 1115440 261152 ?      Sl   09:03   0:03 gnome-software
         1000  2815  1.9  2.6 1635240 216132 ?      Sl   09:12   0:03 Web Content
     
* Disk space usage (df -hT):
     Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
     devtmpfs       devtmpfs  3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /dev
     tmpfs          tmpfs     3.9G   64M  3.8G   2% /dev/shm
     tmpfs          tmpfs     3.9G  1.7M  3.9G   1% /run
     tmpfs          tmpfs     3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
     /dev/sdb2      ext4       45G  8.6G   34G  21% /
     tmpfs          tmpfs     3.9G   68K  3.9G   1% /tmp
     /dev/sdb3      ext4      176G  117G   51G  70% /home
     /dev/sdb1      vfat      300M   18M  282M   7% /boot/efi
     tmpfs          tmpfs     791M   12K  791M   1% /run/user/992
     tmpfs          tmpfs     791M   32K  791M   1% /run/user/1000
     
* Block devices (blkid):
     /dev/sda1: LABEL="System Reserved" UUID="4AE87314E872FE0F" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="f5422894-01"
     /dev/sda2: UUID="86A07F0BA07F014B" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="f5422894-02"
     /dev/sda3: UUID="C2D874FBD874EED3" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="f5422894-03"
     /dev/sdb1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" UUID="1AD9-A0E9" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="b4f3e983-01"
     /dev/sdb2: UUID="46715cb1-8f3d-443f-ad7b-d87fff300ee8" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="b4f3e983-02"
     /dev/sdb3: UUID="40546ec5-b343-4387-a832-fdde4a50792b" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="b4f3e983-03"
     /dev/sdb4: UUID="73fbe4b0-f48f-4b9b-b8e1-4ad8994c4123" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="b4f3e983-04"
     /dev/sdc1: LABEL="HDD_1TB" UUID="64120D21120CF9B6" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="3c0d4e0c-01"
     
* PCI devices (lspci):
     00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 07)
     00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16) (rev 07)
     00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 31)
     00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 31)
     00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Q170/Q150/B150/H170/H110/Z170/CM236 Chipset SATA Controller [AHCI Mode] (rev 31)
     00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev f1)
     00:1c.7 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #8 (rev f1)
     00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #9 (rev f1)
     00:1d.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #12 (rev f1)
     00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation B150 Chipset LPC/eSPI Controller (rev 31)
     00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family Power Management Controller (rev 31)
     00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family HD Audio Controller (rev 31)
     00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family SMBus (rev 31)
     01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM204 [GeForce GTX 970] (rev a1)
     01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GM204 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
     03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
     05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
     
* USB devices (lsusb):
     Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
     Bus 001 Device 003: ID 045e:07b2 Microsoft Corp. 2.4GHz Transceiver v8.0 used by mouse Wireless Desktop 900
     Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c21d Logitech, Inc. F310 Gamepad [XInput Mode]
     Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
     
* DRM Information (journalctl -k -b | grep -o 'kernel:.*drm.*$' | cut -d ' ' -f 2- ):
     Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=(hd2,msdos2)/boot/vmlinuz-5.1.5-300.fc30.x86_64 root=UUID=46715cb1-8f3d-443f-ad7b-d87fff300ee8 ro resume=UUID=73fbe4b0-f48f-4b9b-b8e1-4ad8994c4123 rhgb quiet rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau modprobe.blacklist=nouveau nvidia-drm.modeset=1
     Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=(hd2,msdos2)/boot/vmlinuz-5.1.5-300.fc30.x86_64 root=UUID=46715cb1-8f3d-443f-ad7b-d87fff300ee8 ro resume=UUID=73fbe4b0-f48f-4b9b-b8e1-4ad8994c4123 rhgb quiet rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau modprobe.blacklist=nouveau nvidia-drm.modeset=1
     [drm] [nvidia-drm] [GPU ID 0x00000100] Loading driver
     [drm] Supports vblank timestamp caching Rev 2 (21.10.2013).
     [drm] No driver support for vblank timestamp query.
     [drm] Initialized nvidia-drm 0.0.0 20160202 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 0
     
* Xorg modules (grep LoadModule /var/log/Xorg.0.log ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log | cut -d \" -f 2 | xargs):
     glx nvidia nouveau nv modesetting fbdev vesa fb wfb ramdac fbdevhw glxserver_nvidia dri2 libinput
     
* GL Support (glxinfo | grep -E "OpenGL version|OpenGL renderer"):
     OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2
     OpenGL version string: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 418.74
     
* Xorg errors (grep '^\[.*(EE)' /var/log/Xorg.0.log ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log | cut -d ':' -f 2- ):
     [    21.451] (EE) Failed to load module "nv" (module does not exist, 0)
     
* Kernel buffer tail (dmesg | tail):
     [    6.835742] r8169 0000:05:00.0 enp5s0: Link is Down
     [    8.410131] wlp3s0: authenticate with 4c:9e:ff:f9:c0:c4
     [    8.429404] wlp3s0: send auth to 4c:9e:ff:f9:c0:c4 (try 1/3)
     [    8.431752] wlp3s0: authenticated
     [    8.432172] wlp3s0: associate with 4c:9e:ff:f9:c0:c4 (try 1/3)
     [    8.437920] wlp3s0: RX AssocResp from 4c:9e:ff:f9:c0:c4 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=2)
     [    8.438025] wlp3s0: associated
     [    8.494909] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlp3s0: link becomes ready
     [   24.919182] fbcon: Taking over console
     [   24.919297] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
     
* Last few reboots (last -x -n10 reboot runlevel):
     runlevel (to lvl 5)   5.1.5-300.fc30.x Tue Jun  4 09:03   still running
     reboot   system boot  5.1.5-300.fc30.x Tue Jun  4 05:03   still running
     runlevel (to lvl 5)   5.1.5-300.fc30.x Mon Jun  3 17:03 - 22:51  (05:47)
     reboot   system boot  5.1.5-300.fc30.x Mon Jun  3 13:03 - 22:51  (09:47)
     runlevel (to lvl 5)   5.1.5-300.fc30.x Mon Jun  3 16:57 - 17:02  (00:05)
     reboot   system boot  5.1.5-300.fc30.x Mon Jun  3 12:56 - 17:02  (04:05)
     runlevel (to lvl 5)   5.0.9-301.fc30.x Mon Jun  3 15:56 - 16:57  (01:00)
     reboot   system boot  5.0.9-301.fc30.x Mon Jun  3 11:56 - 17:02  (05:05)
     runlevel (to lvl 5)   5.0.9-301.fc30.x Mon Jun  3 15:54 - 15:56  (00:02)
     reboot   system boot  5.0.9-301.fc30.x Mon Jun  3 11:54 - 15:56  (04:02)
     
     wtmp begins Mon Jun  3 11:20:11 2019
     
* DNF Repositories (dnf repolist):
     repo id                          repo name                                status
     *fedora                          Fedora 30 - x86_64                       56,582
     *fedora-modular                  Fedora Modular 30 - x86_64                  135
     *rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver RPM Fusion for Fedora 30 - Nonfree - NVI     15
     *updates                         Fedora 30 - x86_64 - Updates              6,766
     *updates-modular                 Fedora Modular 30 - x86_64 - Updates        137
     
* DNF Extras (dnf -C list extras):
     Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:51 ago on Tue 04 Jun 2019 09:13:53 AM EDT.
     Extra Packages
     kmod-nvidia-5.1.5-300.fc30.x86_64.x86_64      3:418.74-1.fc30      @@commandline
     libgit2.x86_64                                0.27.8-2.fc30        @anaconda    
     python3-pygit2.x86_64                         0.27.4-2.fc30        @anaconda    
     
* Last 20 packages installed (rpm -qa --nodigest --nosignature --last | head -20):
     oxygen-cursor-themes-5.15.5-1.fc30.noarch     Mon 03 Jun 2019 10:50:42 PM EDT
     breeze-cursor-theme-5.15.5-1.fc30.noarch      Mon 03 Jun 2019 10:50:42 PM EDT
     htop-2.2.0-4.fc30.x86_64                      Mon 03 Jun 2019 10:29:23 PM EDT
     speedtest-cli-1.0.2-6.fc30.noarch             Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:50:09 PM EDT
     youtube-dl-2019.04.24-1.fc30.noarch           Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:22:37 PM EDT
     qutebrowser-1.6.2-1.fc30.noarch               Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:54 PM EDT
     python3-qt5-webkit-5.11.3-6.fc30.x86_64       Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:54 PM EDT
     python3-qt5-webengine-5.11.3-6.fc30.x86_64    Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:54 PM EDT
     python3-qt5-5.11.3-6.fc30.x86_64              Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:54 PM EDT
     libyui-mga-qt-1.0.3-0.17.gitb508e88.20140119.fc30.x86_64 Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:54 PM EDT
     qt5-qtxmlpatterns-5.12.1-2.fc30.x86_64        Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:53 PM EDT
     qt5-qtwebsockets-5.12.1-1.fc30.x86_64         Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:53 PM EDT
     qt5-qttools-libs-help-5.12.1-1.fc30.x86_64    Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:53 PM EDT
     qt5-qtsvg-5.12.1-1.fc30.x86_64                Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:53 PM EDT
     qt5-qtserialport-5.12.1-1.fc30.x86_64         Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:53 PM EDT
     qt5-qtmultimedia-5.12.1-1.fc30.x86_64         Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:53 PM EDT
     qt5-qtenginio-1.6.2-22.fc30.x86_64            Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:53 PM EDT
     qt5-qtconnectivity-5.12.1-1.fc30.x86_64       Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:53 PM EDT
     python3-qt5-base-5.11.3-6.fc30.x86_64         Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:53 PM EDT
     qt5-qtwebkit-5.212.0-0.34.alpha2.fc30.x86_64  Mon 03 Jun 2019 09:20:52 PM EDT
     
* EFI boot manager output (efibootmgr -v):
     BootCurrent: 0000
     Timeout: 1 seconds
     BootOrder: 0000,000A,0009,0007,0001,0002,0003
     Boot0000* Fedora	HD(1,MBR,0xb4f3e983,0x800,0x96000)/File(\EFI\FEDORA\SHIMX64.EFI)
     Boot0001* UEFI:CD/DVD Drive	BBS(129,,0x0)
     Boot0002* UEFI:Removable Device	BBS(130,,0x0)
     Boot0003* UEFI:Network Device	BBS(131,,0x0)
     Boot0007* CD/DVD Drive	BBS(CDROM,,0x0)..GO..NO........o.H.L.-.D.T.-.S.T. .D.V.D.R.A.M. .G.H.2.4.N.S.C.0....................A...........................>..Gd-.;.A..MQ..L.1.K.G.B.G.2.4.E.0.0. .2. . . . . . . . ........BO
     Boot0009* Hard Drive	BBS(HD,,0x0)..GO..NO........o.A.D.A.T.A. .S.P.5.5.0....................A...........................>..Gd-.;.A..MQ..L.G.2.1.2.0.2.4.0.3.8.6.7. . . . . . . . ........BO..NO........o.S.a.m.s.u.n.g. .S.S.D. .8.5.0. .E.V.O. .2.5.0.G.B....................A...........................>..Gd-.;.A..MQ..L.3.S.Z.P.F.N.J.1.0.8.0.5.8.0. .K. . . . ........BO..NO........o.S.T.1.0.0.0.D.M.0.0.3.-.1.S.B.1.0.2....................A...........................>..Gd-.;.A..MQ..L. . . . . . . . . . . . .9.Z.4.A.E.R.R.E........BO
     Boot000A* Fedora	HD(1,MBR,0xb4f3e983,0x800,0x96000)/File(\EFI\FEDORA\SHIM.EFI)..BO

journalctl is giving me errors in the likes of:

dbus-broker-launch[1170]: Activation request for 'org.a11y.atspi.Registry' failed.
gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file
dbus-broker-launch[1290]: Activation request for 'org.a11y.atspi.Registry' failed.
dbus-broker-launch[1582]: Activation request for 'org.a11y.atspi.Registry' failed.

Update:
Login in via a new account (created by login in as root and startx), everything works as it should. So this could be a partial solution to the problem… However, I cant delete the original account as all my data are on it, so I complete solution (which does not involve switching account) still remains to be found.