Bug 232518 - gdm-2.18.0 refuses to start session when Greeter set to /usr/libexec/gdmlogin
gdm-2.18.0 refuses to start session when Greeter set to /usr/libexec/gdmlogin
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2007-03-15 17:53 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.18.0-3
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Last Closed: 2007-03-20 00:09:25 EDT
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gdm debug output with a failure to start session (41.36 KB, text/plain)
2007-03-15 17:53 EDT, Michal Jaegermann
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2007-03-15 17:53:49 EDT
Description of problem:

After an update to gdm-2.18.0-2.fc7 a normal gdm screen shows up
but an attempt to start a session, while in /etc/gdm/custom.conf
is set, ends up immediately with a blank screen and gdm login
screen returns after a short while or on a black screen the
following alert shows up:

"The greeter application appears to be crashing.
Attempting to use a different one."

and we are getting nowhere with this alert cycling.

With Greeter reset to a session start as usual (although a list of
accounts which should not show up on a login screen could use some

Reverting gdm to gdm-2.17.8-3.fc7 resolves the issue immediately.

With "Enable=true" in [debug] section of /etc/gdm/custom.conf one
gets a lengthy debug output which is attached.

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How reproducible:
Comment 1 Michal Jaegermann 2007-03-15 17:53:49 EDT
Created attachment 150179 [details]
gdm debug output with a failure to start session
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-03-15 17:58:19 EDT
It says "Unexpected greeter command: Z" 

Z doesn't look familiar to me.  David, is it something you added?
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-03-15 18:00:26 EDT
Okay, I ran into david in the hall and it's something he added and update to
work with the plain greeter.
Comment 4 David Zeuthen 2007-03-20 00:09:25 EDT
Should please fixed in 2.18.0-3 otherwise please reopen.

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