Bug 483497 - removing gnome-session-xsession causes GDM to hang
removing gnome-session-xsession causes GDM to hang
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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Reported: 2009-02-01 16:03 EST by Wade Nelson
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:22 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:46:25 EST
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Description Wade Nelson 2009-02-01 16:03:35 EST
Description of problem:
(With other DE/WMs installed) removing gnome-session-xsession and then logging out causes GDM to hang when a user is selected before the password prompt appears.  The "Session" selection is grayed out, despite there being other sessions available.

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How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have another DE/WM installed (openbox, Xfce, anything will work) so that there is more than just the "Gnome" session available when logging in via GDM
2. Log in to any DE/WM/Session via GDM.  Remove gnome-session-xsession.
3. Log out.
Actual results:
GDM loads.  Type in user name.  GDM hangs before displaying the password prompt.  The Sessions selection dialog is greyed out.

Expected results:
GDM should load and operate without any issues, since Gnome isn't the only session available.  This was tested with openbox and xfce available, but GDM failed to function until gnome-session-xsession was reinstalled.
Comment 1 Christoph Wickert 2009-05-17 08:07:14 EDT
This is a crasher in fact, details can be found in the corresponding Gnome bug report.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 02:44:54 EST
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