I see this error in
~/.xsession-errors and it appears that gnome-settings-daemon ends up 'not responding' because of this.
Please note that I have been running this OS on this machine for nearly four years with very few issues and none recently.
Background: I was using this computer and this login for work yesterday and shut down normally at the end of the day. Today, I started my computer and it hung after login, but before the desktop fully rendered (my custom background didn't even appear). I held down the power button to reboot and on login things looked 'off'. For instance, I keep the volume muted and the indicator showed it was turned all the way down instead of muted. I'm running Ubuntu on a mac and when I hit Fn+F10/11/12, nothing happened, but this usually works fine to change the volume. I tried rebooting again, to no avail. I was low on disk space, so I deleted some files and that didn't help, either.
I have a secondary login that is nearly identical to the first. Upon logging in under that user, everything works normally, so it does not appear to be a systemic problem.
Thoughts So Far
I have done a bunch of googling for the errors in
.xsession-errors to no avail. (Many of them were 'fixed' by doing a full re-install of the OS). I can't believe that this is more complicated than deleting a pid file or changing permissions on a file/folder somewhere.
Here is the full
/usr/sbin/lightdm-session: 24: /home/user/.profile: [[: not found (gnome-settings-daemon:2684): power-plugin-WARNING **: gnome-session is not available (gnome-settings-daemon:2684): color-plugin-WARNING **: failed to get edid: unable to get EDID for output Backend : gconf Integration : true Profile : unity Adding plugins Initializing core options...done Initializing composite options...done ** Message: applet now removed from the notification area Initializing opengl options...done Initializing decor options...done Initializing vpswitch options...done Initializing snap options...done Initializing mousepoll options...done Initializing resize options...done ** Message: using fallback from indicator to GtkStatusIcon Initializing place options...done Initializing move options...done Initializing wall options...done Initializing grid options...done I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/home/user/.compiz/session/102a606085d2f2b121146238696957190200000026300034" Initializing session options...done Initializing gnomecompat options...done Initializing animation options...done Initializing fade options...done Initializing unitymtgrabhandles options...done Initializing workarounds options...done Initializing scale options...done compiz (expo) - Warn: failed to bind image to texture Initializing expo options...done Initializing ezoom options...done (compiz:2702): GConf-CRITICAL **: gconf_client_add_dir: assertion `gconf_valid_key (dirname, NULL)' failed Initializing unityshell options...done Setting Update "main_menu_key" Setting Update "run_key" Setting Update "run_command_screenshot_key" Setting Update "run_command_window_screenshot_key" Setting Update "zoom_in_button" Setting Update "zoom_out_button" Setting Update "icon_size" ** Message: moving back from GtkStatusIcon to indicator ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2970): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:227: Unable to get name "org.gnome.zeitgeist.datahub" on the bus! gnome-session: WARNING: Client '/org/gnome/SessionManager/Client2' failed to reply before timeout ** (update-notifier:3170): WARNING **: log file empty (logrotate?) /var/log/dpkg.log ** (update-notifier:3170): WARNING **: log file empty (logrotate?) /var/log/apt/term.log (nm-applet:2711): GConf-WARNING **: Got Disconnected from DBus. ** Message: PID 2711 (we are 2711) sent signal 15, shutting down... (nm-applet:2711): GConf-WARNING **: The connection to DBus was broken. Can't reinitialize it. (nm-applet:2711): libappindicator-WARNING **: Unable to send signal for NewStatus: The connection is closed Terminated XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0" after 357 requests (357 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
Most of this matches the
.xsession-errors from the login that 'works'. This is the part that differs:
(nm-applet:2711): GConf-WARNING **: Got Disconnected from DBus. ** Message: PID 2711 (we are 2711) sent signal 15, shutting down... (nm-applet:2711): GConf-WARNING **: The connection to DBus was broken. Can't reinitialize it. (nm-applet:2711): libappindicator-WARNING **: Unable to send signal for NewStatus: The connection is closed Terminated XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0" after 357 requests (357 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
And I believe that the last couple messages are due to 'forcing' gnome-settings-daemon to stop when I log out. On logout, a dialog comes up asking if I want to force quit gnome-settings-daemon.