I normally prefer my system to boot in text mode and manually start Gnome with startx but if I do that with Gnome 3.6.1, I get many errors and a basically unusable operating system. After installing gdm however, Gnome works perfectly fine again. Why is that and how can I return to my startx?
I use archlinux and after a system update this morning (2012-11-1) with
pacman -Syu which upgraded my Gnome to 3.6.1 I could not successfully boot Gnome 3 anymore. The graphical user interface was there but there was an error message like "There was an error, all extensions are deactivated" and I could not focus windows other then the first one created and the window title bars at the top were not there anymore.
I changed my .xinitrc from
ck-launch-session gnome-session to
exec gnome-session because I've read somewhere that this is necessary now but I got exactly the same error. Only after installing gdm and I think enabling it with
systemctl enable gdm does Gnome work correctly again.