Bug 1339746 - GDM doesn't start on VitualBox
Summary: GDM doesn't start on VitualBox
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 25
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-05-25 18:29 UTC by Mariya
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:42 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:42:54 UTC

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Description Mariya 2016-05-25 18:29:14 UTC
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):

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 18:46:08 UTC
a similar bug 
on windows 10, VMware workstation Version: 11.1.2 build-2780323

Comment 2 Simeon Monov 2016-05-26 11:25:37 UTC
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 19:40:14 UTC
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 11:10:17 UTC
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 05:03:36 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 25 development cycle.
Changing version to '25'.

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