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Bug 428302 - GDM claims X Keeps Crashing but X works from startx
GDM claims X Keeps Crashing but X works from startx
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-10 12:23 EST by Andrew McNabb
Modified: 2008-05-14 11:53 EDT (History)
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Description Andrew McNabb 2008-01-10 12:23:54 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071213 Fedora/ Firefox/

Description of problem:
GDM won't start.  After starting the X server 3 times, it gives the X Keeps Crashing message.  At each of the 3 attempts, X quits within a second of the X mouse cursor appearing.  Otherwise, X seems to work just fine (i.e., a user can run startx).  This is with the binary nvidia driver.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. install nvidia driver
2. start gdm or reboot

Actual Results:
Mouse cursor appears, then X quits.  This happens 3 times before the X Keeps Crashing error appears.

Expected Results:
GDM login window should appear.

Additional info:
The problem doesn't seem to be with X for a few reasons.  First, X displays the mouse cursor before quitting.  Second, no error messages appear in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.  Third, if a user logs in and runs startx, the X session starts up properly.

This only seems to happen with the binary nvidia driver and not with nv.
Comment 1 Andrew McNabb 2008-01-10 12:29:14 EST
I install xorg-x11-xdm.  Using xdm instead of gdm seems to be a temporary
workaround, since xdm seems to work fine.
Comment 2 Andrew McNabb 2008-04-10 17:18:27 EDT
It looks like gdm works again now after some recent updates.

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