Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1339746
GDM doesn't start on VitualBox
Last modified: 2016-07-26 01:03:36 EDT
Description of problem:
From Fedora 23 with installed gdm, logged in gdm, update to Fedora rawhide and after reboot gdm doesn't start.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
Gdm doesn't start. Console screen is changed with black screen several times.
Gdm should start.
Type "nomodeset" in kernel command line - same result.
Sometimes is possible to switch to another tty and sometimes it's not
a similar bug
on windows 10, VMware workstation Version: 11.1.2 build-2780323
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.
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.
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.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 25 development cycle.
Changing version to '25'.