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Debian 6 amd64, Gnome desktop.

The logon screen appears regularly. After logon, the desktop background and mousecursor appears. Nothing else happens even after a lengthy wait (hours).

Same happens for a newly created user account, or root.

.xsession-errors only contains "beginning session setup...", and thats it. No further changes until I shutdown the system from the commandline. Then xsession complains about losing the Display.

System used to work until before my holiday. I did not change the system in a while, except for updates, and I did reboot about 3 weeks ago, did work then. System clock is correct.

How do I debug what component is hanging?

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Turns out reinstalling all of gnome resolved the issue.

apt-get install --reinstall gnome

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