Bug 165515

Summary: [RHEL4] gdm doesn't always respawn itself when the user presses ctrl-alt-backspace
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: Zachary Reneau <zachary_reneau>
Component: gdmAssignee: Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: desktop-bugs <desktop-bugs>
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Version: 4.0CC: shillman, tao, vanhoof
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0733 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Zachary Reneau 2005-08-10 00:39:22 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050719 Red Hat/1.0.6-1.4.1 Firefox/1.0.6

Description of problem:
I noticed this bug after a fresh install of RHEL4 and was able to reproduce it on two different test beds from different source media on different platforms. I also did a full up2date and the problem remains.

In short if you boot to runlevel 5 and then login with any user via the gdm login and then Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill X it does not respawn as expected. If you switch to another console and kill the '/usr/bin/gdm-binary -nodaemon' process X will respawn immediately. It should be noted that if you do not login to gdm and simply Ctrl-Alt-Backspace at the login screen it will respawn X as expected. The problem only arises after a user has logged in.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gdm-2.6.0.5-7.rhel4.1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot to runlevel 5
2. Log in with any user
3. Ctrl-Alt-Backspace
  

Additional info:

Comment 1 Zachary Reneau 2005-08-10 00:49:15 UTC
Something else I just noticed that I want to comment on is when you kill X at
the login screen, X does respawn, but you get an error that "The greeter seems
to be crashing. I will attempt to use a different one." or something to that
effect pops up. After you click okay you get a more basic logon prompt. Once you
login and Ctrl-Alt-Backspace the original issues reoccurs.

Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-11-29 04:26:47 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
release.

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2008-07-24 19:58:44 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2008-0733.html