Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 228822
gdm fail to display the login greater
Last modified: 2009-01-08 23:35:41 EST
Description of problem:
after a successful boot, the screen went blank instead of showing the usual greater.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install fc7t1 on Dell dimension 4700 with 17 in flat panel Display
2. boot the machine
blank/ black screen
gdm login screen
if I restart the X-server by using Ctrl+Alt+Backspace some times come back in
one try, some times I have to restart it several times. Some times I see the
warning message that says "the greater crashes several times ...."
after todays update, this problem is getting worse. i used to bring the gdm
after two or three Ctrl+Alt+backspase. now it takes me like tweenty
The /var/log/daemon.log tells:
gdm: failsafe dialog failed (inhibitions: 0 0)
gdm: failsafe dialog failed (inhibitions: 0 1)
gdm: failsafe dialog failed (inhibitions: 1 1)
If you wait a really long time (say two minutes) does it eventually come back?
No. i can wait the whole day and it stays blank.
I think it is kernel dependent. If I use kernel 2.6.20-1.2942.fc, i can't make
to start, but if i boot to the older kernel 2.6.20-1.2932.fc7 it works much
Now, After I installed FC7t2, if I wait for about 2 min it comes back. So every
time I did a logout or switch user, I have to wait about 2 min to see the login
screen. even after 2 min, you have to move the mouse or touch the keyboard to
see the screen, it feels like it went to screensaver.
Moving to 'devel' as discussed on
if it helps. lspci shows
Display controller: Intel Corporation 82915G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 04)
One other who sees this bug. I'm using f7t3 x86_64 on HP pavilion dv9237eu laptop.
Except for me, the screen stays black. I've been waiting over 15 minutes now.
Ctrl+alt+backspace does nothing, neither does ctrl+alt+fx. I did managed to boot
once, then I updated networkmanager, yum and kernel. Looks like I'm forced to
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