Bug 1570948 - Unable to log into the XFCE4 desktop environment after logging in and out of GNOME
Summary: Unable to log into the XFCE4 desktop environment after logging in and out of ...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 29
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-04-23 19:57 UTC by Scott Cohen
Modified: 2019-11-27 19:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-11-27 19:06:17 UTC
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Description Scott Cohen 2018-04-23 19:57:21 UTC
Description of problem:
After logging out of GNOME (where previously logged in), a subsequent login to the XFCE4 environment via the GDM menu will not complete. A black screen will occur (like usual), the resolution will change (like usual), and then will go back to the GDM menu. This can be remedied with a restart. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Version: 3.28.1
Release: 1.fc29

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login to the GNOME desktop environment.
2. Log out of the GNOME desktop environment.
3. Login to the XFCE4 desktop environment.

Actual results:
After the XFCE4 login attempt it then goes back the the GDM menu with the only way to log into XFCE4 is to restart.

Expected results:
Be able to login into XFCE4 after logging out of GNOME without a restart.

Additional info:
This was tested in Virtual Box.

Comment 1 Jan Kurik 2018-08-14 10:30:30 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 29 development cycle.
Changing version to '29'.

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 20:50:52 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 29 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 29 on 2019-11-26.
It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases that are no longer
maintained. At that time this bug will be closed as EOL if it remains open with a
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Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2019-11-27 19:06:17 UTC
Fedora 29 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-11-26. Fedora 29 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no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further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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