Bug 1339746 - GDM doesn't start on VitualBox
GDM doesn't start on VitualBox
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-05-25 14:29 EDT by Mariya
Modified: 2016-07-26 01:03 EDT (History)
9 users (show)

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Description Mariya 2016-05-25 14:29:14 EDT
Description of problem:
From Fedora 23 with installed gdm, logged in gdm, update to Fedora rawhide and after reboot gdm doesn't start.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to Fedora 23 as root user
2. Update to Fedora rawhide
3. Reboot virtual machine after update is finished
4. Wait for gdm start 

Actual results:
Gdm doesn't start. Console screen is changed with black screen several times.

Expected results:
Gdm should start.

Additional info:
Type "nomodeset" in kernel command line - same result.

Sometimes is possible to switch to another tty and sometimes it's not
Comment 1 regihop7 2016-05-25 14:46:08 EDT
a similar bug 
on windows 10, VMware workstation Version: 11.1.2 build-2780323
Comment 2 Simeon Monov 2016-05-26 07:25:37 EDT
Issue is not reproducible if you update Fedora 24 to 25 rawhide.
In my case Fedora has been hosted on virtual machine (VM Workstation Player(V12.1.0 build-3272444)) on Windows 7.
Comment 3 ani.stoicheva 2016-05-26 15:40:14 EDT
Same here, but I can't switch to another tty. I am using OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.2 and Oracle VirtualBox Version 5.0.20 r106931.
Comment 4 Christian Klomp 2016-07-21 07:10:17 EDT
I had the same/similar issue with a nightly (about a week ago) although it manifested a bit differently:
The system was stuck on the systemd boot messages (last message about starting gdm or switching root); I could switch to a tty after some fiddling but every few seconds the boot messages would flash through the screen making interaction hard.

Disabling wayland in /etc/gdm/custom.conf works around it.
Comment 5 Jan Kurik 2016-07-26 01:03:36 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 25 development cycle.
Changing version to '25'.

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