Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 246414
"restart login screen with chosen language" hangs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:09 EST
Description of problem:
It is nice that gdm now offers to restart in the newly chosen language
- unfortunately it seems to hang for me every time I click Yes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. chose a new lang in gdm
2. answer Yes to restart dialog
Black screen with cursor over "hourglass".
gdm to restart in new language
After that have to "killall gdm-binary" to restart gdm.
Created attachment 160191 [details]
ps aux output when gdm hangs
I can reproduce this with gdm-2.19.4-1.fc8.x86_64, I think it should be easy to
fix I've attached the output of "ps aux" when the hang happens, it seems that
gdm-greeter has died, but hasn't been reaped yet, so maybe a waitpid on the
wrong pid, or something like that.
I see the "[gdmgreeter] <defunct>" too FWIW.
It would be good to fix this but if we can't for F8 then IMHO the feature
should be disabled since it is highly annoying.
("killall gdm-binary" does bring back a new login screen, but that is not
an option for normal users.)
yea, we should fix this before F8 (but not until after feature freeze, test 2)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 240853 ***