Bug 455141 - login screen without background
login screen without background
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F10DesktopBlocker
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Reported: 2008-07-12 13:30 EDT by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-08-20 12:15:18 EDT
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Wide login screen with background (273.09 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-07-21 09:25 EDT, Tom London
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wide login screen with black/no background (259.91 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-07-21 09:25 EDT, Tom London
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narrow login screen (no suspend button) with black/no background (265.33 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-07-21 09:26 EDT, Tom London
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/var/log/gdm/:0-greeter.log for session with "black background" (31.96 KB, text/plain)
2008-09-04 14:16 EDT, Tom London
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Description Matthias Clasen 2008-07-12 13:30:53 EDT
Every so often, I end up with a black background on the login screen after
booting. Is there some race condition that makes setting the background not work
reliably ?
Comment 1 Tom London 2008-07-16 10:34:18 EDT
I see this more often:

I get a black screen most of the time, with a "pretty background" about 1 in 10
or so.

In addition, the size of the window listing login names (and the one with the
password prompt) varies in width: sometimes it is "comfortably wide" allowing
for the circles as I enter my 28 character pass phrase, and sometimes it is
"skinny", allowing for only about 15 or so such circles.
Comment 2 Tom London 2008-07-21 09:24:43 EDT
The 'wide' gdm login screens show a 'suspend' button, the 'narrow' ones do not.

Not sure why this would change on different logins to the same machine....

I'll attach below 3 photos of login screen for same system:

First:  nice background, wide login screen.

Second: no background, wide login screen.

Third: no background, narrow login screen (no suspend button).

In terms of probability of occurrence: the first is about 10%, the second and
third occur about 45% each. 
Comment 3 Tom London 2008-07-21 09:25:27 EDT
Created attachment 312254 [details]
Wide login screen with background

This occurs about 1 in 10.
Comment 4 Tom London 2008-07-21 09:25:52 EDT
Created attachment 312255 [details]
wide login screen with black/no background
Comment 5 Tom London 2008-07-21 09:26:27 EDT
Created attachment 312256 [details]
narrow login screen (no suspend button) with black/no background
Comment 6 Tom London 2008-07-24 10:09:39 EDT
Getting backgrounds now with gdm-2.23.1-0.2008.07.21.3.fc10.i386.

Still have issue with sometimes "narrow" (i.e., no "suspend" button), sometimes
"wide" (i.e., with "suspend" button).
Comment 7 Tom London 2008-08-06 09:27:35 EDT
With gdm-2.23.2-1.fc10.i386 I get background, but still have problem with "narrow"/"wide" randomness....
Comment 8 jmccann 2008-08-20 12:15:18 EDT
The background problem should be fixed now, as should the width.  The suspend button not showing up is a race that I'll fix by twiddling the startup order of the desktop files.  This should show up in rawhide soon.  Marking fixed.
Comment 9 Tom London 2008-09-04 13:55:12 EDT
I'm seeing this again with today's rawhide updates.

Not exactly sure which package caused this.

This known?
Comment 10 Tom London 2008-09-04 14:16:33 EDT
Created attachment 315789 [details]
/var/log/gdm/:0-greeter.log for session with "black background"
Comment 11 Tom London 2008-09-04 22:46:31 EDT
Updating to gnome-desktop-2.23.91-4.fc10.i386 (and friends) fixed this.

Sorry for the noise.

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