Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 488828
switch user (under gnome) causes display, keyboard to lock; must restart with power button
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:22:41 EST
Description of problem: Under gnome (kde not tried), when a user is logged in and tries to switch to another user (whether from menu "system-log out <user>", from the applet, or when the screen is locked by screensaver), the display starts to return to the login screen but only displays a partial view of it. The keyboard doesn't respond, the mouse cursor is visible and cursor tracks but no clicks work. So it's impossible to do ctrl-alt-f2 or ctrl-alt-backspace, etc. The only alternative is to turn the machine off with the power button or login remotely (e.g., via ssh) and give the reboot command.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not sure if this is really the culprit. It's an fc10 system with all updates installed.
How reproducible: 1. Login as a user, under the default setup with gnome.
2. Click on switch user in any menu it appears in.
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Click on switch user
Actual results: display and keyboard lock, mouse cursor tracks but clicks have no effect. Remote login via ssh still works. To restore any local access, the machine must be rebooted.
Expected results: switch user works, and works repeatedly
This may be a duplicate of #484516. If someone with DUPE-marking power agrees, I recommend that this bug be marked as a duplicate and that #484516 be retained, as #484516 has more detail.
I have the same problem but my my machine architecture is x86-32 (i686), and my kernel version is 188.8.131.52-170.2.68.fc10.i686
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 484516 ***