[CentOS] GNOME UI / gnome-shell broken

Sat Sep 11 16:28:13 UTC 2021
Felix Natter <fnatter at gmx.net>

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

hello Jonathan,

> On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 08:07:10PM +0200, Felix Natter wrote:
>> hello CentOS7 users,
>> I have an up-to-date Scientific Linux 7 (_very_ similar to CentOS7).
>> The problem is that if one user (we have central homes) logs into any
>> machine, we only see a desktop with icons, but no window decorations or
>> top/bottom bars ("panels") (for both gnome-classic and gnome3).
> When you say you have "central homes", does that mean they're a
> network filesystem?  What kind of filesystem?  If it's NFS, do you
> have the use_nfs_home_dirs SELinux boolean enabled?

Thank you for your answer.

The NFS was mounted fine, it was some GUI configuration that was broken.
We resolved the problem by creating a new home, and copying over the
user data (not the configuration).

Cheers and Best Regards,
Felix Natter