Bug#851974: choice of "gnome classic" session sticks, and make it impossible to go back to default "gnome" session

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Tue May 2 18:32:33 UTC 2017

Control: forwarded -1 https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=781064

Hi Zack

On Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:50:45 +0100 Stefano Zacchiroli <zack at debian.org>
> Package: gdm3
> Version: 3.22.1-1
> Severity: important
> Heya,
> yesterday evening my GNOME session (the default one) didn't want to start
> properly, and just left me with the screen background after login - no Shell,
> no anything else.
> So I've tried logging in choosing the "GNOME Classic" session (not the metacity
> one, the one based on GNOME Shell, but the panel-like look & feel). It worked
> properly, and still does.  The problem is I can no longer go back to the
> "GNOME" session: when I choose it upon login, I still get the "GNOME Classic"
> session, and I've no idea about how to go back to the default GNOME session.
> Any idea of how to fix and/or further debug this?

There is an upstream bug report which looks like your issue, so marking

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