Solved Can't get the GNOME 3 desktop

serjsk8

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#26
Once again, I have a problem.
When I updated to:
Code:
nvidia-driver-304: 304.125 -> 304.128
gnome3: 3.16.2 -> 3.18.0
I can not turn on Gnome3.
I had this same problem with the version gnome3 3.14 and now have in gome3 3.18
Does anyone know how to start Gnome3?

Thanks,
 

ILUXA

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#27
Did you add
Code:
[b]nvidia_load="YES"[/b]
to /boot/loader.conf

and
Code:
dbus_enable="YES"
hald_enable="YES"
gdm_enable="YES"
gnome_enable="YES"
[b]linux_enable="YES"[/b]
to /etc/rc.conf? Try to add it. Then run
1. su
2. rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
3. nvidia-xconfig
4. reboot

Works like a charm for me, I'm using x11/nvidia-driver-340.
 

serjsk8

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#28
I update system. This is not a new installation.
I'm using driver:
Code:
nvidia-driver-304: 304.125
And as I understand it from the forum just as the driver have a bug.
 

ILUXA

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#29
Try to use ports-mgmt/portdowngrade then, to install a previous version of this driver which probably would work fine for you.

cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portdowngrade/ && make install clean
portdowngrade x11/nvidia-driver-304
/usr/local/sbin/portdowngrade x11/nvidia-driver-304 <revision>
 

ILUXA

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#31
Yes, gnome-shell won't start without gdm installed,
but after gdm installation it is possible to start gnome-shell via
startx /usr/local/bin/gnome-session or via x11/slim login manager,
with rc.conf like this
Code:
#gdm_enable="YES"
#gnome_enable="YES"
slim_enable="YES"
dbus_enable="YES"
hald_enable="YES"
avahi_daemon_enable="YES"
avahi_dnsconfd_enable="YES"
Probably gnome-shell uses some of gdm files (but gdm won't start, if you're using slim, xdm or startx). IMO gdm should be in gnome-shell dependencies, or should be mentioned in pkg-mesage. (may be we need to create a bug report...)
Also, without gdm runing, you'll not be able to lock screen or to use screensaver/monitor power saving in gnome-shell. I used to use x11/xscreensaver to lock my screen with a hot key ctrl+alt+L ( xscreensaver-command -lock) when I was a gnome-shell user (FVWM the Best :D)
 
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