Bug 1563691

Summary: F28 Beta Workstation live image fails to log in after installation to libvirt VM
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: fednuc <fedora2021q2>
Component: gnome-shellAssignee: Owen Taylor <otaylor>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description fednuc 2018-04-04 13:10:58 UTC
To reproduce:

* Boot from the F28 Beta Workstation live ISO under libvirt (Boxes/virt-manager QEMU user session)
* Install to disk with default settings
* Create a standard user account via GNOME initial setup after boot
* Attempt to log in from GDM

Actual results:

* GDM fades to the grey noise background as it normally does before VT switch to the new session.
* The screen remains on a blank grey noise background.

Additional info:

* It *seems* that the VT switch has taken place, as sending Ctrl-Alt-F1 re-shows the standard GDM interface.
* Trying to log in again also fails, but this time it stops with the GDM just-made-insensitive password entry and the rest of the UI etc. So it looks like GDM is again VT switching (to the existing session), but there are no further screen redraws from the session's VT.

Switching to a console VT and e.g. loginctl terminate-user someusername, then re-logging in from GDM succeeds, but I'm not sure if this will always be the case - from memory I had to do it a few times to manage to log in successfully on a pre-beta live image.

I don't know if this is specific to VM installation vs. bare metal since I haven't tested F28 on real hardware yet.

Comment 1 fednuc 2018-04-04 14:02:49 UTC
Actually this problem seems to be elsewhere - I'm seeing the same issue just now with a new F27 VM from the workstation live ISO on an up-to-date F27 host.

In this case, loginctl terminate-user wasn't sufficient, and I had to reboot the VM entirely.

I've also seen this issue on another F27 host.

I'm not sure what the right component to move this to is?

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 21:58:23 UTC
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