Bug 1267531 - GDM doesn't respawn X if logging out with automatic logon enabled
GDM doesn't respawn X if logging out with automatic logon enabled
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-09-30 06:36 EDT by Jeremy Visser
Modified: 2016-07-19 15:57 EDT (History)
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Description Jeremy Visser 2015-09-30 06:36:32 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.

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How reproducible:

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`)

Actual results:

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).

Expected results:

I would expect to see the GDM greeter screen appear after logging out, whether or not I logged on via automatic logon.
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 15:57:17 EDT
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no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further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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