Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 232518
gdm-2.18.0 refuses to start session when Greeter set to /usr/libexec/gdmlogin
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:59 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 150179 [details]
gdm debug output with a failure to start session
It says "Unexpected greeter command: Z"
Z doesn't look familiar to me. David, is it something you added?
Okay, I ran into david in the hall and it's something he added and update to
work with the plain greeter.
Should please fixed in 2.18.0-3 otherwise please reopen.