Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243779
Starting 2nd server with 1=Standard in custom.conf no longer works
Last modified: 2008-05-13 15:19:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Starting multiple servers no longer seems to work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gdm-2.19.2-1.fc8 (may have started sooner, but not too long ago)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put 1=Standard in the [servers] section of /etc/gdm/custom.conf
Just one X server and gdm greeter on virtual console 7.
One X server and gdm greeter on vc7 and one on vc8. (By default, of course.)
This has worked for years -- fast user switch before anyone else had it. But now
it suddenly stopped working.
I have the same observation using the gdm-2.19.4-1.fc8, but it's enough to
replace just the gdm-binary from the gdm-2.18.0-9.fc7 package and it works again.
As a workaround, I ended up doing this:
command=/usr/bin/X :0 -br -audit 0 vt7
command=/usr/bin/X :1 -br -audit 0 vt8
Which works fine.
The aforementioned workaround, as given in comment #2, stopped to working after
upgrade to gdm-2.21.2-0.2007.11.09.1.fc9.
Yeah, so, uh, any word from gdm developers about this? It's a pretty major
This still fails with gdm-2.21.10-0.2008.04.11.3.fc9 in Rawhide.
Oh, hey. This is a dupe of bug #243551.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 243551 ***