GNOME 3 locking after login

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Deleted member 67029

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I am running FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE. After I login to GNOME 3, it locks the screen. Then when I enter my password, it says authentication failure. Then when I try and enter my password again, I can't enter my password - I type but nothing shows up.

What could be causing this problem?
 
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Deleted member 67029

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Nice thought, but no. Plus, when I show the password, the password is correct.
 
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Deleted member 67029

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What is strange is it was fine the first time I logged in.
 
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I just logged in as root, rebooted, and then logged in as root again. The problem didn't happen. The problem only happens with me, GNOME 3 doesn't like me for some reason. Ow, well that's not very nice!!
 
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It appears FreeBSD developers don't actually test what they build. I have installed FreeBSD and GNOME and X Window System exactly as per the instructions, yet it doesn't work!
 
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Deleted member 67029

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You are badly delusional. If it was working fine I wouldn't be stuck trying to login.
 
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I am going to seek help from the GNOME community. I will report back if I find success.
 
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That's what happened to me! I didn't mention it though because I thought it was irrelevant!

What do you think?! Bug?
 
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Deleted member 67029

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Does anyone know how I can find out which version of GNOME 3 I have? FreeBSD's 'About FreeBSD Ports' page doesn't return anything for 'gnome3'.
 
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So I logged in as root and restarted the system from a virtual terminal but the problem did not happen when I logged in. The problem still persists for my user account.
 

Alexander88207

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Maybe not related but, is your $USER in the video group?

BTW, you can remove the .xinitrc in the homefolder of your $USER because you use gdm.
 

Alexander88207

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I couldn't care for your opinion, trust me.

It is not only an opinion, it is a fact that you should not necessarily run an X enviroment as root, KDE apps for example dont even allow using root easily at all.

I ask you to be a little more friendly, after all we are here, taking time to help you, give you hints and advice along the way. That would not be fair :(
 
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If I want to run something as root then I will run it as root. That's my choice and no one can stop me.

I'll be a little more friendly when people stop giving me attitude.
 
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I deleted everything in my home directory and rebooted. The problem persists.
 
If you're using ZFS and had done a snapshot before any installed components; I'd suggest reverting back to that state, and try from scratch again. Are you able drop into a tty and see what you can gather from logs in it's current state?
 
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Actually, I didn't delete everything because I used the Ubuntu command 'rm -rf *' and thought it would work here, but I noticed the files still existed, so I used the command 'rm -rf .*' and it did the trick. I then rebooted and the problem is no longer present.
 
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