Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 175177
splash screen hides console login dialog with java 1.5
Last modified: 2015-12-07 12:08:13 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7
Description of problem:
I've installed fedora ds, can access via ldap tools and through the html admin interface, but when i fire up the ./startconsole java app using sun java 5, it goes nowhere.
JAVA_HOME=/path/to/java/1.5/jre ./startconsole -a http://localhost:3389
the splash screen pops up, but the login screen does not appear.
firing it up with java 1.4.2 works.
i have the sun java packages installed following the jpackage nominated procedures for 1.4.2_07 and 1.5.0_03
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. set JAVA_HOME to the <jdk1.5_home>/jre
2. fire up the console with ./startconsole
3. go nowhere
Actual Results: splash screen pops up, the message is 'please log in...', but the login screen is not visible
Expected Results: the login screen should have been visible
Yeah, unfortunately there is a window ordering problem - the logo/splash screen
is on top of the login screen. Try this: ./startconsole -x nologo
might check out the source and see if i cant provide a patch..
maybe a note somewhere about only jre 1.4.2 at this stage?
I think jre 1.5 will work fine if you use
./startconsole -x nologo
We'll add this to the FAQ
If you are a Java programmer, please take a look at
I log into the server via ssh -X and I had the problem of the window being
invisible. Using another X server, In this case X Darwin would normally only
show the logo. Fixed this with and -nolog option and found that the main window
was nearly off the screen. Pulled it back and all was well
Created attachment 124450 [details]
These changes ensure that the login dialog is placed on top of the splash
screen in both Java 1.4 and 1.5.
Created attachment 124464 [details]
Checked into console (HEAD). Reviewed by Rich, Noriko, and Pete.
It seem to pop up on top now.
1195517861 redhat-ds-base-8.0.0-11.el5dsrv Mon Nov 19 2007
1195517864 redhat-ds-admin-8.0.0-1.15.el5dsrv Mon Nov 19 2007
1195517865 redhat-ds-console-8.0.0-8.el5dsrv Mon Nov 19 2007
1195517866 redhat-admin-console-8.0.0-9.el5dsrv Mon Nov 19 2007