Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446067
gdmflexiserver starts new X server/session every time
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:21:13 EST
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Description of problem:
On my desktop machine, I have one user, me, always logged in. When not using the machine, I like to use gdmflexiserver to virtually "log out" so other users can login. Running "gdmflexiserver", which I have associated with a panel application launcher in gnome, quickly shows the gdm greeter/login screen and then shows a new X server starting, followed several seconds later by another gdm greeter/login screen. I can then enter my password to get back to my session. If I run gdmflexiserver again, the process repeats. Each time I do so, I get another metacity process (I don't even use metacity, which was a hint as to what was happening), as well as gdm-simple-slave and probably others. It seems like gdm isn't reusing an existing sessions as I think it should.
After awhile, I start running into memory issues with all the associated sessions. I'm not positive it's related, but I also get to the point where gdmflexiserver fails to start a new gdm login. I suppose that should be a different bug, though.
I've been running rawhide since F9 alpha 1, and I don't remember this happening then. It may be related to something I did to my system, but I can't think of what that might be. I'm not sure how to debug this.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login as a user from gdm.
2.Run gdmflexiserver from that session.
3.Relogin as the same user to get back to the session.
3.Run gdmflexiserver again.
I get a new gdm session for each gdmflexiserver.
I think it should reuse the existing gdm session.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Here's some additional info: I don't see this problem either as root or another
regular user on my system, only with my account. It's likely that this is
something specific to me, though I wish I knew what.... I'll change this to
NOTABUG since it likely isn't.