Bug 165515 - [RHEL4] gdm doesn't always respawn itself when the user presses ctrl-alt-backspace
Summary: [RHEL4] gdm doesn't always respawn itself when the user presses ctrl-alt-back...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gdm
Version: 4.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
Depends On:
Blocks: 234251
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-08-10 00:39 UTC by Zachary Reneau
Modified: 2018-10-19 22:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0733
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-07-24 19:58:44 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 419301 None None None Never
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2008:0733 normal SHIPPED_LIVE gdm bug fix update 2008-07-23 16:43:03 UTC

Description Zachary Reneau 2005-08-10 00:39:22 UTC
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Description of problem:
I noticed this bug after a fresh install of RHEL4 and was able to reproduce it on two different test beds from different source media on different platforms. I also did a full up2date and the problem remains.

In short if you boot to runlevel 5 and then login with any user via the gdm login and then Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill X it does not respawn as expected. If you switch to another console and kill the '/usr/bin/gdm-binary -nodaemon' process X will respawn immediately. It should be noted that if you do not login to gdm and simply Ctrl-Alt-Backspace at the login screen it will respawn X as expected. The problem only arises after a user has logged in.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot to runlevel 5
2. Log in with any user
3. Ctrl-Alt-Backspace

Additional info:

Comment 1 Zachary Reneau 2005-08-10 00:49:15 UTC
Something else I just noticed that I want to comment on is when you kill X at
the login screen, X does respawn, but you get an error that "The greeter seems
to be crashing. I will attempt to use a different one." or something to that
effect pops up. After you click okay you get a more basic logon prompt. Once you
login and Ctrl-Alt-Backspace the original issues reoccurs.

Comment 6 RHEL Program Management 2007-11-29 04:26:47 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2008-07-24 19:58:44 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.


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