Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179942
gdm crashes after entering user name
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:22 EST
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Description of problem:
gdm crashes after entering user name. It's fine when you enter the name but crashes when you hit return.
I have no idea exactly what caused this problem to appear. My machine always on so I didn't notice a problem until I rebooted so I'm not sure exactly what package caused the error to appear. I think the problem is with gdm but that the installation of some other package caused it to appear.
ie. gdm has problem that didn't cause it to crash. Package A updates something => gdm problem now crashes.
After I started having problems I uninstalled gdm and reinstalled rpm -e gdm; yum install gdm. Didn't fix the problem. Then I downgraded to the version shipped with fc4 (gdm-2.6.8-16) which was working fine when I installed fc4. Still had problem.
Changed to init 3 and ran startx....works fine. Problem was with gdm.
Changed back to init 5. Tried using tab key instead of enter key: success.
changed enable=TRUE in gdm.conf. Tried logging in using enter to cause crash found this in log file:
gdmgreeter: Unexpected greeter command received: 'FF'
(wasn't FF but I'm assiming unicode character with an F in the upper left and an F in the lower right)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.login with gdm
3."unexpected greeter comand received" in logs
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 179941 ***