Error "getCurrentSessionProxy() called outside a user session" occurs when starting GNOME

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • We see the following in our message logs when trying to start GNOME:

gnome-shell[2287]: Unset XDG_SESSION_ID, getCurrentSessionProxy() called outside a user session.
[...]
gnome-shell[2287]: JS ERROR: Exception in callback for signal: reset: Gio.DBusError: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: No session available
_resetGreeterProxy@resource:///org/gnome/shell/gdm/loginDialog.js:827:29
wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22
_onReset@resource:///org/gnome/shell/gdm/loginDialog.js:839:9
wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22
_emit@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/signals.js:128:27
reset@resource:///org/gnome/shell/gdm/authPrompt.js:621:9
wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22
_updateDisableUserList@resource:///org/gnome/shell/gdm/loginDialog.js:746:17
wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22
_emit@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/signals.js:128:27
_startupAnimationComplete@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/layout.js:708:9
wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22
_addHandler/params[name]@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/tweener.js:91:13
_callOnFunction@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/tweener/tweener.js:208:13
_updateTweenByIndex@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/tweener/tweener.js:337:9
_updateTweens@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/tweener/tweener.js:350:18
_onEnterFrame@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/tweener/tweener.js:365:10
_emit@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/signals.js:128:27
_onNewFrame@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/tweener.js:207:9
wrapper@resource:///org/gnome/gjs/modules/_legacy.js:82:22
_init/<@resource:///org/gnome/shell/ui/tweener.js:182:13

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8

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