Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 441971
[RHEL5] GDM sometimes doesn't come back after ctrl-alt-backspace
Last modified: 2009-09-02 07:28:36 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #183499 +++
After login to the system in the GNOME GUI mode, Ctrl+Alt+Bksp
resets the X server.
After several times of resetting X server in this way, the X
windows goes down and stays down without being restarted.
What should happen is the X window should restart after several
seconds and return to the GUI login.
Note that, If I use KDE, no such problem.
Machine type: Intellistation M Pro (6218). But this defect can also be
reproduced on other machine, so it is not machine dependent.
Is this reproducible? Yes.
If so, how long does it (did it) take to reproduce it? Very often
Describe the steps:
1. GUI login to GNOME session.
2. Hit Ctrl+Alt+Bksp to reset the X server.
3. It will (or will not ) come to GUI login panel.
4. If it comes to GUI login panel, then repeat step1 to 3.
5. Finally the X windows goes down and stays down without being restarted.
The gdm version in RHEL4U2 is 18.104.22.168
I was able to recreate this issue on a x86-64 m/c with RHEL4 U2 on it - though
it took some 8-10 tries.
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-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2006-03-01 10:48 EST --
From User-Agent: XML-RPC
I'm not reproducing the exact problem described here (everytime I use
ctrl-alt-bksp after being logged in I always go back to the gdm login
screen). If I hit ctrl-alt-bksp in the gdm login screen I will sometimes
see it restart with xdm instead after getting a message that gdb had
----- Additional Comments From email@example.com (prefers email at
firstname.lastname@example.org) 2007-08-10 13:43 EDT -------
fyi - I can recreate this on the RHEL5 base. Doesn't look like there's
for 4.6 at this point, so maybe we want to look at fixing RHEL5 first.
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-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2008-04-10 16:59 EST --
I was able to reproduce both issues and address them.
Problem should be fixed in gdm-22.214.171.124-7.rhel4.18
marking MODIFIED for QA.
(note this bug is a duplicate of bug 165515)
We should clone this bug to address it in RHEL5, as per comment 41
Created attachment 302080 [details]
fix ctrl-alt-backspace shortly after login makes gdm restart slow/ not at all
Created attachment 302081 [details]
get rid of the "Greeter appears to be crashing, staring plain greeter" message when ctrl-alt-backspacing within 5 seconds of login screen loading
Moving to 5.4 because of re-prioritization.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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