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|Summary:||Fast User Switching not working at all|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Jakub Jelinek <jakub>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||cschalle, fedora, mcepl, rstrode, wwoods|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-05-02 14:53:25 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Jakub Jelinek 2008-04-18 08:48:06 EDT
Description of problem: Fast User Switching doesn't seem to work in today's rawhide (fresh install). Just one normal user created, if I log in, click on the User Switch Applet, choose Other and on the GDM login screen choose back the only normal user (which has "Already logged in" text next to it), enter password resp. swipe finger, then the screen just flickers and after 2s or so I'm offered the GDM login screen again, this time without the "Already logged in" text next to my login name. I can reproduce this reliably, every time. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): gdm-2.21.10-0.2008.04.11.3.fc9.i386
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2008-04-18 10:22:37 EDT
I'd note that even the home directory was created freshly, so this isn't related to garbage from older distros in $HOME/.* directories or files.
Comment 2 Martin Ebourne 2008-04-26 19:13:35 EDT
Fast user switching isn't working here either. A fresh preview release install updated to rawhide. Two users already logged in User 2 locks screen User 1 clicks 'switch user' on screensaver User 1 enters password in GDM to access current session Screen flickers and then returns to GDM screen again User 1's session has been unlocked, but GDM has switched to the wrong virtual terminal. If you use Ctrl-Alt-Fn you find the active session ready to use. This happens most if not every time and is a very visible failure of previously working functionality. Given the closeness of the F9 release I'm surprised this regression isn't getting some attention.
Comment 3 Will Woods 2008-04-29 01:19:53 EDT
Seems to be fixed in gdm-2.21.10-0.2008.04.28.1.fc9. You can get it from koji: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=47545 or just wait a day or two for it to land in rawhide.
Comment 4 Jakub Jelinek 2008-04-29 04:04:25 EDT
I see just very limited improvement, from the 8 attempts to fast switch user 6 attempts were unsuccessful and 2 were successes, with 2.21.10-0.2008.04.28.1.fc9 and 3 users. In the unsuccessful case I'm thrown back at the GDM greeter screen instead of the desktop switched away from earlier, or, in the last attempt I got a Unable to start new display, Could not identify the current session dialog already when clicking on the FAS applet.
Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-04-29 09:52:12 EDT
Note Jakub and Martin have different issues. Jakub only has one user on his system.
Comment 6 Jakub Jelinek 2008-04-29 10:03:36 EDT
Not anymore, for testing I've useradd(8)ed two further users, with freshly created homes and no configuration changes whatsoever for them. Then unsuccessful switching attempts were both from switching to a different, but already logged in, user, and from switching to the same user.
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2008-04-29 16:33:33 EDT
Did you make sure gdm was fully restarted (telinit 3; telinit 5) after updating gdm?
Comment 8 Jakub Jelinek 2008-04-29 16:37:01 EDT
Yes, the laptop was rebooted after upgrade.
Comment 9 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-04-29 17:14:50 EDT
Jon found some issues related to ending up on the wrong vt because we shut down the greeter X server after switching to the new user's VT. He's addressing them now which will hopefully fix a lot of problems people are seeing.
Comment 10 jmccann 2008-04-29 21:33:53 EDT
Can you please try: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=47636 Thanks.
Comment 11 Jakub Jelinek 2008-04-30 04:46:14 EDT
No improvement with gdm-2.21.10-0.2008.04.29.2.fc10.i386. After some unsuccessful switching attempts I've created fresh 3 new users (foo) and rebooted. Logging in as foo3 in gdm, type password, clicking on Other in FUS applet, got to GDM greeter. Click foo3 again, type password and after short screen flicker I'm back at GDM greeter, with no user marked as logged in. Log in as foo3 again, click on Other in FUS applet, got Unable to start new display/Could not identify the current session dialog and the screen got locked. Typed foo3's password, the dialog was still there. Chose Lock Screen from menu, Switch User, got to GDM greeter, logged in as foo4, chose foo3 in FUS applet, got locked screen for foo3 and could actually successfully switch to foo3 after typing foo3's password. The FUS applet doesn't mention foo4 user though, which is logged in, only Other. Click Other, got back Unable... dialog and locked screen, chose Switch user. Both foo3 and foo4 are marked in GDM Greeter as logged in, log in as foo5. FUS applet shows me foo3/foo4/foo5 users (foo5 grayed out), pick Other. Now in GDM greeter only foo4 and foo5 are marked as logged in.
Comment 12 Bill Nottingham 2008-05-02 12:30:18 EDT
At this point, I believe this is an update candidate, not a release blocker.
Comment 13 jmccann 2008-05-02 12:40:59 EDT
So there is more than one thing going on here. The "Unable to start..." message is due to bug #444500 . Does it look like your x server is crashing? That would explain why users are no longer showing up as logged in.
Comment 14 Jakub Jelinek 2008-05-02 14:53:25 EDT
Apparently X server wasn't crashing, nor the 2.22.0-1.fc9 gdm helped. But finally after yum updating tonight which installed: control-center-2.22.1-4.fc9.i386 control-center-filesystem-2.22.1-4.fc9.i386 cpp-4.3.0-8.i386 evolution-2.22.1-2.fc9.i386 evolution-data-server-2.22.1-2.fc9.i386 evolution-help-2.22.1-2.fc9.i386 fedora-release-notes-9.0.0-1.noarch firefox-3.0-0.60.beta5.fc9.i386 gcc-4.3.0-8.i386 gcc-c++-4.3.0-8.i386 gcc-gfortran-4.3.0-8.i386 gnome-desktop-2.22.1-4.fc9.i386 gnome-packagekit-0.1.12-11.20080430.fc9.i386 gnome-system-monitor-2.22.1-5.fc9.i386 gpg-pubkey-4f2a6fd2-3f9d9d3b.(none) gpg-pubkey-db42a60e-37ea5438.(none) hal-0.5.11-0.7.rc2.fc9.i386 hal-libs-0.5.11-0.7.rc2.fc9.i386 initscripts-8.74-1.i386 java-1.6.0-openjdk-188.8.131.52-0.10.b09.fc9.i386 java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin-184.108.40.206-0.10.b09.fc9.i386 kdebase-runtime-4.0.3-10.fc9.i386 kdelibs-common-4.0.3-7.fc9.i386 kde-settings-4.0-22.fc9.1.noarch kde-settings-kdm-4.0-22.fc9.1.noarch kde-settings-pulseaudio-4.0-22.fc9.1.noarch kernel-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 kernel-devel-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 kernel-headers-2.6.25-14.fc9.i386 libbonobo-2.22.0-2.fc9.i386 libdrm-2.4.0-0.11.fc9.i386 libgcc-4.3.0-8.i386 libgcj-4.3.0-8.i386 libgfortran-4.3.0-8.i386 libgomp-4.3.0-8.i386 libsemanage-2.0.25-1.fc9.i386 libsmbclient-3.2.0-1.pre3.9.fc9.i386 libstdc++-4.3.0-8.i386 libstdc++-devel-4.3.0-8.i386 lohit-fonts-bengali-2.2.1-2.fc9.noarch lohit-fonts-gujarati-2.2.1-2.fc9.noarch lohit-fonts-hindi-2.2.1-2.fc9.noarch lohit-fonts-kannada-2.2.1-2.fc9.noarch lohit-fonts-malayalam-2.2.1-2.fc9.noarch lohit-fonts-oriya-2.2.1-2.fc9.noarch lohit-fonts-punjabi-2.2.1-2.fc9.noarch lohit-fonts-tamil-2.2.1-2.fc9.noarch lohit-fonts-telugu-2.2.1-2.fc9.noarch module-init-tools-3.4-13.fc9.i386 mousetweaks-2.22.1-2.fc9.i386 mozilla-filesystem-1.9-2.fc9.i386 NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.9.3.svn3623.fc9.i386 NetworkManager-glib-0.7.0-0.9.3.svn3623.fc9.i386 NetworkManager-gnome-0.7.0-0.9.3.svn3623.fc9.i386 openoffice.org-calc-2.4.0-12.8.fc9.i386 openoffice.org-core-2.4.0-12.8.fc9.i386 openoffice.org-draw-2.4.0-12.8.fc9.i386 openoffice.org-graphicfilter-2.4.0-12.8.fc9.i386 openoffice.org-impress-2.4.0-12.8.fc9.i386 openoffice.org-langpack-cs_CZ-2.4.0-12.8.fc9.i386 openoffice.org-langpack-en-2.4.0-12.8.fc9.i386 openoffice.org-math-2.4.0-12.8.fc9.i386 openoffice.org-writer-2.4.0-12.8.fc9.i386 openoffice.org-xsltfilter-2.4.0-12.8.fc9.i386 oxygen-icon-theme-4.0.3-10.fc9.noarch PackageKit-0.1.12-8.20080425.fc9.i386 PackageKit-libs-0.1.12-8.20080425.fc9.i386 rhpl-0.215-3.i386 seamonkey-1.1.9-4.fc9.i386 selinux-policy-targeted-3.3.1-42.fc9.noarch system-config-language-1.2.15-3.fc9.noarch xorg-x11-drv-i810-2.2.1-23.fc9.i386 xorg-x11-drv-vesa-1.3.0-15.20080404.fc9.i386 xorg-x11-utils-7.3-3.fc9.i386 xulrunner-1.9-0.60.beta5.fc9.i386 yum-packagekit-0.1.12-8.20080425.fc9.i386 it works just fine.