I've just installed gnome3 on openSUSE 11.4 following these instructions but when from kdm I try to load gnome3, it just shows me a page saying that it cannot load and it doesn't give me any further information about what is the problem. Where should I look for log file that stores error messages?

  • I read your comment on Caleb answer that you successfully find it, could you write answer & accept it after 48h. – user.dz Dec 15 '15 at 16:58

Try /var/log/X.*. There are usually several logs to do with X there, one for the login manager and one for each session started up as well as the previous session.

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    there is no X.* file, but i found what i was looking for in /var/log/messages file. thanx ;-) – sazary Jul 22 '11 at 17:47

Depending on how far you get into the gnome load sequence, you can also find useful information in $HOME/.xsession-errors

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    there is no such file. – sazary Jul 22 '11 at 17:50

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