Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 472247
If gdm cannot find a binary in a .desktop env file it hangs
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:22:06 EST
Description of problem:
If creating a new .desktop for a desktop environment to start has a executable binary missing that is listed in the file GDM will hang when you try to log into system
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new .desktop file that will have a new desktop env to start
2. Restart X, when clicking on your username it will hang trying to log in.
* Note the Session combo box does not appear and you get a hang.
Starts the new desktop session
For my testing I was trying to use kdm that is from SVN (trunk build of KDE 4.2) which I install in /usr/local/kde4/ because I cleaned out my build and restarted X, I noticed gdm was stuck, when I reinstalled kdm and restarted X. it worked again.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
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