Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166901
gdmgreeter graphical logon crash
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:12 EST
Description of problem:
The graphical greeter is crashing intermitently - it does so 9/10, but every so
often it hangs in there. When it crashes I get the error: "The greeter program
appears to be crashing. I will attempt to use a different one." Which then works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
At a guess, 9/10 logons.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot/Reboot; logoff
2.Get error (as above)
3.Logon with "Standard Greeter"
Seems bug may be similar to:
Similar reports at FedoraForum (inc mine):
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=61636 (mine doesn't fix
Created attachment 118178 [details]
System Log filtered on "greeter"
(In reply to comment #0)
I am one of the posters in the first Fedora forum thread mentioned above. Said
behavior began after an update which included updates to audit and audit libs.
During shut down I notice some instances of text scrolling by (too fast to read)
regarding audit that end with the warning "Failed!". Hopefully that provides the
devs with some clues. Like morgan read, this behavior is not consistent and
appears to occur for me only after a complete system shutdown, but not during a
My last yum update seems to have fixed this for me...
I don't know why, but here's the relavent yum log which will no doubt contain
the reason - HTH... (I notice audit in there...)
Aug 30 02:23:24 (yumex) Updated: glibc-common.i386 2.3.5-10.3
Aug 30 02:24:15 (yumex) Updated: glibc.i686 2.3.5-10.3
Aug 30 02:24:19 (yumex) Updated: bind-libs.i386 24:9.3.1-10_FC4
Aug 30 02:24:21 (yumex) Updated: bind-utils.i386 24:9.3.1-10_FC4
Aug 30 02:24:27 (yumex) Updated: bind.i386 24:9.3.1-10_FC4
Aug 30 02:24:29 (yumex) Updated: pcre.i386 5.0-4.1.fc4
Aug 30 02:24:34 (yumex) Updated: php.i386 5.0.4-10.4
Aug 30 02:24:50 (yumex) Updated: glibc-headers.i386 2.3.5-10.3
Aug 30 02:24:53 (yumex) Updated: synce.i386 0.9.1-3.fc4
Aug 30 02:24:54 (yumex) Updated: audit-libs.i386 1.0.3-1.fc4
Aug 30 02:25:04 (yumex) Updated: libgal2.i386 2:2.4.3-1.fc4
Aug 30 02:25:12 (yumex) Updated: php-pear.i386 5.0.4-10.4
Aug 30 02:25:13 (yumex) Updated: php-ldap.i386 5.0.4-10.4
Aug 30 02:25:15 (yumex) Updated: bind-chroot.i386 24:9.3.1-10_FC4
Aug 30 02:25:19 (yumex) Updated: cvs.i386 1.11.19-9
Aug 30 02:25:23 (yumex) Updated: audit.i386 1.0.3-1.fc4
Aug 30 02:25:24 (yumex) Updated: php-odbc.i386 5.0.4-10.4
Aug 30 02:25:26 (yumex) Updated: diskdumputils.i386 1.1.9-2
Aug 30 02:25:28 (yumex) Updated: libsoup.i386 2.2.3-4.FC4
Aug 30 02:25:47 (yumex) Updated: system-config-bind.noarch 4.0.0-30_FC4
Aug 30 02:25:49 (yumex) Updated: slocate.i386 2.7-22.fc4.1
Aug 30 02:25:51 (yumex) Updated: synce-devel.i386 0.9.1-3.fc4
Aug 30 02:25:54 (yumex) Updated: MyODBC.i386 2.50.39-25.FC4.1
Aug 30 02:26:06 (yumex) Updated: doxygen.i386 1:1.4.4-0.fc4.1
Aug 30 02:26:08 (yumex) Updated: eject.i386 2.1.1-0.fc4.1
Aug 30 02:26:13 (yumex) Updated: glibc-devel.i386 2.3.5-10.3
Aug 30 02:26:17 (yumex) Updated: tar.i386 1.15.1-8.FC4
Aug 30 02:26:18 (yumex) Updated: php-pgsql.i386 5.0.4-10.4
Aug 30 02:26:19 (yumex) Updated: php-mysql.i386 5.0.4-10.4
Aug 30 02:26:21 (yumex) Updated: redhat-rpm-config.noarch 8.0.34-1.1
Aug 30 02:26:25 (yumex) Updated: dhcpv6_client.i386 0.10-14_FC4
Aug 30 02:26:30 (yumex) Updated: nscd.i386 2.3.5-10.3
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
Change to "worksforme", which it now does.