Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1267531
GDM doesn't respawn X if logging out with automatic logon enabled
Last modified: 2016-07-19 15:57:17 EDT
Description of problem:
If automatic logon is enabled, and you log out from within GNOME, you get dumped to a VTY and X does not respawn.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Reproducible on two machines (one freshly installed Fedora 22, the other upgraded over several years), both of which have one graphical user (me).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable automatic logon either through the GNOME GUI, or add this to /etc/gdm/custom.conf:
2. Make sure log out menu is enabled:
$ gsettings set org.gnome.shell always-show-log-out true
3. Restart GDM and make sure automatic logon works
# systemctl restart gdm.service
4. Make sure automatic logon works
5. Log out of session (either through Shell or `killall gnome-session`)
Session logs out, but user gets dumped to VTY screen with no graphical way to proceed. Running "ps aux" shows that GDM is running, but X is not running. Logs show nothing obvious wrong (other than X terminating normally).
I would expect to see the GDM greeter screen appear after logging out, whether or not I logged on via automatic logon.
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.
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