Grey Screen After Login - every second boot

Hey :slight_smile:

Every second time after a fresh boot I get a gray screen after logging in. The mouse and keyboard no longer work, but the power button on my Thinkpad still works (I can shut down the system in a controlled manner).
Unfortunately I don’t see any specific error messages in the logs and I have no gnome-extensions enabled.

After booting up and shutting down a few times, I get the system to run reliably.

gdm --version
GDM 45.0.1

uname -r
6.7.2-arch1-1

gsettings get org.gnome.shell enabled-extensions
@as []

Log of a boot with the error: (shutdown key pressed Jan 29 08:11:11 sebastian-laptop systemd-logind[937]: Power key pressed short.)

grep -i error
Jan 29 08:10:40 sebastian-laptop kernel: RAS: Correctable Errors collector initialized.
Jan 29 08:10:53 sebastian-laptop kernel: platform regulatory.0: Direct firmware load for regulatory.db failed with error -2
Jan 29 08:10:56 sebastian-laptop containerd[1071]: time="2024-01-29T08:10:56.644737046+01:00" level=info msg="skip loading plugin \"io.containerd.snapshotter.v1.aufs\"..." error="aufs is not supported (modprobe aufs failed: exit status 1 \"modprobe: FATAL: Module aufs not found in directory /lib/modules/6.7.1-arch1-1\\n\"): skip plugin" type=io.containerd.snapshotter.v1
Jan 29 08:10:56 sebastian-laptop containerd[1071]: time="2024-01-29T08:10:56.645097707+01:00" level=info msg="skip loading plugin \"io.containerd.snapshotter.v1.blockfile\"..." error="no scratch file generator: skip plugin" type=io.containerd.snapshotter.v1
Jan 29 08:10:56 sebastian-laptop containerd[1071]: time="2024-01-29T08:10:56.645260647+01:00" level=info msg="skip loading plugin \"io.containerd.snapshotter.v1.btrfs\"..." error="path /var/lib/containerd/io.containerd.snapshotter.v1.btrfs (ext4) must be a btrfs filesystem to be used with the btrfs snapshotter: skip plugin" type=io.containerd.snapshotter.v1
Jan 29 08:10:56 sebastian-laptop containerd[1071]: time="2024-01-29T08:10:56.645296475+01:00" level=warning msg="failed to load plugin io.containerd.snapshotter.v1.devmapper" error="devmapper not configured"
Jan 29 08:10:56 sebastian-laptop containerd[1071]: time="2024-01-29T08:10:56.645751142+01:00" level=info msg="skip loading plugin \"io.containerd.snapshotter.v1.zfs\"..." error="path /var/lib/containerd/io.containerd.snapshotter.v1.zfs must be a zfs filesystem to be used with the zfs snapshotter: skip plugin" type=io.containerd.snapshotter.v1
Jan 29 08:10:56 sebastian-laptop containerd[1071]: time="2024-01-29T08:10:56.645919809+01:00" level=warning msg="could not use snapshotter devmapper in metadata plugin" error="devmapper not configured"
Jan 29 08:10:56 sebastian-laptop containerd[1071]: time="2024-01-29T08:10:56.651471423+01:00" level=info msg="skip loading plugin \"io.containerd.tracing.processor.v1.otlp\"..." error="no OpenTelemetry endpoint: skip plugin" type=io.containerd.tracing.processor.v1
Jan 29 08:10:56 sebastian-laptop containerd[1071]: time="2024-01-29T08:10:56.651488883+01:00" level=info msg="skipping tracing processor initialization (no tracing plugin)" error="no OpenTelemetry endpoint: skip plugin"
Jan 29 08:10:56 sebastian-laptop containerd[1071]: time="2024-01-29T08:10:56.651873289+01:00" level=info msg="Start cri plugin with config {PluginConfig:{ContainerdConfig:{Snapshotter:overlayfs DefaultRuntimeName:runc DefaultRuntime:{Type: Path: Engine: PodAnnotations:[] ContainerAnnotations:[] Root: Options:map[] PrivilegedWithoutHostDevices:false PrivilegedWithoutHostDevicesAllDevicesAllowed:false BaseRuntimeSpec: NetworkPluginConfDir: NetworkPluginMaxConfNum:0 Snapshotter: SandboxMode:} UntrustedWorkloadRuntime:{Type: Path: Engine: PodAnnotations:[] ContainerAnnotations:[] Root: Options:map[] PrivilegedWithoutHostDevices:false PrivilegedWithoutHostDevicesAllDevicesAllowed:false BaseRuntimeSpec: NetworkPluginConfDir: NetworkPluginMaxConfNum:0 Snapshotter: SandboxMode:} Runtimes:map[runc:{Type:io.containerd.runc.v2 Path: Engine: PodAnnotations:[] ContainerAnnotations:[] Root: Options:map[BinaryName: CriuImagePath: CriuPath: CriuWorkPath: IoGid:0 IoUid:0 NoNewKeyring:false NoPivotRoot:false Root: ShimCgroup: SystemdCgroup:false] PrivilegedWithoutHostDevices:false PrivilegedWithoutHostDevicesAllDevicesAllowed:false BaseRuntimeSpec: NetworkPluginConfDir: NetworkPluginMaxConfNum:0 Snapshotter: SandboxMode:podsandbox}] NoPivot:false DisableSnapshotAnnotations:true DiscardUnpackedLayers:false IgnoreBlockIONotEnabledErrors:false IgnoreRdtNotEnabledErrors:false} CniConfig:{NetworkPluginBinDir:/opt/cni/bin NetworkPluginConfDir:/etc/cni/net.d NetworkPluginMaxConfNum:1 NetworkPluginSetupSerially:false NetworkPluginConfTemplate: IPPreference:} Registry:{ConfigPath: Mirrors:map[] Configs:map[] Auths:map[] Headers:map[]} ImageDecryption:{KeyModel:node} DisableTCPService:true StreamServerAddress:127.0.0.1 StreamServerPort:0 StreamIdleTimeout:4h0m0s EnableSelinux:false SelinuxCategoryRange:1024 SandboxImage:registry.k8s.io/pause:3.8 StatsCollectPeriod:10 SystemdCgroup:false EnableTLSStreaming:false X509KeyPairStreaming:{TLSCertFile: TLSKeyFile:} MaxContainerLogLineSize:16384 DisableCgroup:false DisableApparmor:false RestrictOOMScoreAdj:false MaxConcurrentDownloads:3 DisableProcMount:false UnsetSeccompProfile: TolerateMissingHugetlbController:true DisableHugetlbController:true DeviceOwnershipFromSecurityContext:false IgnoreImageDefinedVolumes:false NetNSMountsUnderStateDir:false EnableUnprivilegedPorts:false EnableUnprivilegedICMP:false EnableCDI:false CDISpecDirs:[/etc/cdi /var/run/cdi] ImagePullProgressTimeout:5m0s DrainExecSyncIOTimeout:0s} ContainerdRootDir:/var/lib/containerd ContainerdEndpoint:/run/containerd/containerd.sock RootDir:/var/lib/containerd/io.containerd.grpc.v1.cri StateDir:/run/containerd/io.containerd.grpc.v1.cri}"
Jan 29 08:10:56 sebastian-laptop containerd[1071]: time="2024-01-29T08:10:56.653873753+01:00" level=error msg="failed to load cni during init, please check CRI plugin status before setting up network for pods" error="cni config load failed: no network config found in /etc/cni/net.d: cni plugin not initialized: failed to load cni config"
Jan 29 08:10:57 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1209]: Failed to make thread 'KMS thread' realtime scheduled: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Destination does not exist
Jan 29 08:10:58 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1209]: Error looking up permission: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.portal.Error.NotFound: No entry for geolocation
Jan 29 08:10:58 sebastian-laptop gsd-sharing[1500]: Failed to StopUnit service: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
Jan 29 08:10:58 sebastian-laptop gsd-sharing[1500]: Failed to StopUnit service: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
Jan 29 08:10:58 sebastian-laptop wireplumber[1596]: [0:00:18.574080820] [1596] ERROR IPAModule ipa_module.cpp:172 Symbol ipaModuleInfo not found
Jan 29 08:10:58 sebastian-laptop wireplumber[1596]: [0:00:18.574097163] [1596] ERROR IPAModule ipa_module.cpp:292 v4l2-compat.so: IPA module has no valid info
Jan 29 08:10:58 sebastian-laptop org.gnome.Shell.desktop[1668]: Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
Jan 29 08:10:58 sebastian-laptop org.gnome.Shell.desktop[1711]: Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
Jan 29 08:10:59 sebastian-laptop pipewire[1590]: [0:00:19.596243655] [1590] ERROR IPAModule ipa_module.cpp:172 Symbol ipaModuleInfo not found
Jan 29 08:10:59 sebastian-laptop pipewire[1590]: [0:00:19.596258322] [1590] ERROR IPAModule ipa_module.cpp:292 v4l2-compat.so: IPA module has no valid info
Jan 29 08:10:59 sebastian-laptop wireplumber[1596]: <WpPortalPermissionStorePlugin:0x64ba51f89280> Failed to call Lookup: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.portal.Error.NotFound: No entry for camera
Jan 29 08:10:59 sebastian-laptop wireplumber[1596]: <WpPortalPermissionStorePlugin:0x64ba51f89280> Failed to call Lookup: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.portal.Error.NotFound: No entry for camera
Jan 29 08:11:03 sebastian-laptop gsd-sharing[1500]: Failed to StopUnit service: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
Jan 29 08:11:03 sebastian-laptop gsd-sharing[1500]: Failed to StopUnit service: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
Jan 29 08:11:04 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: libinput error: client bug: timer event7 hold: scheduled expiry is in the past (-76ms), your system is too slow
Jan 29 08:11:05 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell-calendar-server[2318]: /usr/lib/gnome-shell-calendar-server: error while loading shared libraries: libecal-2.0.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Jan 29 08:11:05 sebastian-laptop gnome-session[1893]: gnome-session-binary[1893]: GnomeDesktop-WARNING: Could not create transient scope for PID 2375: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnixProcessIdUnknown: Failed to set unit properties: No such process
Jan 29 08:11:05 sebastian-laptop gnome-session-binary[1893]: GnomeDesktop-WARNING: Could not create transient scope for PID 2375: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnixProcessIdUnknown: Failed to set unit properties: No such process
Jan 29 08:11:12 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1209]: JS ERROR: Gio.IOErrorEnum: Xwayland exited unexpectedly
Jan 29 08:11:12 sebastian-laptop dockerd[1816]: time="2024-01-29T08:11:12.950211088+01:00" level=warning msg="ShouldRestart failed, container will not be restarted" container=520aaf20149ee38ea7212f7d6a27e11968b76357b1a62b3d312e4e86822bad51 daemonShuttingDown=true error="restart canceled" execDuration=6.292244685s exitStatus="{0 2024-01-29 07:11:12.426824963 +0000 UTC}" hasBeenManuallyStopped=false restartCount=0
Jan 29 08:11:12 sebastian-laptop dockerd[1816]: time="2024-01-29T08:11:12.950213393+01:00" level=warning msg="ShouldRestart failed, container will not be restarted" container=880547d22cfecdd9924a7fd71559e5a3a9661f1b860cf43ee789edf1dc3bf985 daemonShuttingDown=true error="restart canceled" execDuration=6.292295809s exitStatus="{0 2024-01-29 07:11:12.426759801 +0000 UTC}" hasBeenManuallyStopped=false restartCount=0
Jan 29 08:11:12 sebastian-laptop dockerd[1816]: time="2024-01-29T08:11:12.950222542+01:00" level=warning msg="ShouldRestart failed, container will not be restarted" container=f783fdafed6011105c53d9ee68e38fe3b5dccd5506230c27bb39b03eb83618d3 daemonShuttingDown=true error="restart canceled" execDuration=6.292224081s exitStatus="{0 2024-01-29 07:11:12.426444468 +0000 UTC}" hasBeenManuallyStopped=false restartCount=0
Jan 29 08:11:13 sebastian-laptop dockerd[1816]: time="2024-01-29T08:11:13.423231520+01:00" level=info msg="stopping event stream following graceful shutdown" error="<nil>" module=libcontainerd namespace=moby
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gdm[1073]: Gdm: Failed to list cached users: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not activate remote peer: activation request failed: unit is invalid.
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gsd-usb-protect[2403]: Failed to get screen saver status: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Remote peer disconnected
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event5' (13,69): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Remote peer disconnected
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event0' (13,64): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event14' (13,78): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event11' (13,75): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event13' (13,77): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event6' (13,70): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event9' (13,73): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event3' (13,67): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event2' (13,66): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event1' (13,65): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event7' (13,71): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event10' (13,74): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event8' (13,72): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:14 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Could not release device '/dev/input/event4' (13,68): GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name is not activatable
Jan 29 08:11:15 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Gio.DBusError: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not activate remote peer: activation request failed: a concurrent deactivation request is already in progress.
Jan 29 08:11:15 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Gio.DBusError: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not activate remote peer: activation request failed: a concurrent deactivation request is already in progress.
Jan 29 08:11:15 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: invoking IsSupported() failed for remote volume monitor with dbus name org.gtk.vfs.UDisks2VolumeMonitor:: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not activate remote peer: activation request failed: unit is invalid. (g-dbus-error-quark, 3)
Jan 29 08:11:15 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: invoking IsSupported() failed for remote volume monitor with dbus name org.gtk.vfs.MTPVolumeMonitor:: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not activate remote peer: activation request failed: unit is invalid. (g-dbus-error-quark, 3)
Jan 29 08:11:15 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: invoking IsSupported() failed for remote volume monitor with dbus name org.gtk.vfs.AfcVolumeMonitor:: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not activate remote peer: activation request failed: unit is invalid. (g-dbus-error-quark, 3)
Jan 29 08:11:15 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: invoking IsSupported() failed for remote volume monitor with dbus name org.gtk.vfs.GPhoto2VolumeMonitor:: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not activate remote peer: activation request failed: unit is invalid. (g-dbus-error-quark, 3)
Jan 29 08:11:15 sebastian-laptop gnome-shell[1922]: Error: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Could not activate remote peer: activation request failed: unit is invalid.

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Hey this issue actually pushed me into creating an account just now.

I’ll see if I can troubleshoot something and come back to you.

Edit: So my system just updated and I haven’t been able to recreate the bug. I have tried 4 times but nothing happened it just worked immediately. maybe you can try on your side?

Thank you TheFrirish for your efforts in resolving the problem.

I found that if I reinstall the “dbus-glib” package, I no longer have any problems logging in.

The package was removed by completely uninstalling another program, and after reinstalling it I no longer have the behavior.