Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505324
Session logged out when trying to change GNOME desktop background.
Last modified: 2009-07-19 11:38:21 EDT
Description of problem:
Very weird--under GNOME, I right-click on the desktop and then click to change the desktop background. The background selection window, with thumbnails of the available backgrounds pops up, and then, with no further input from me--no clicks, no mouse movement, etc.--I get logged out and the normal login screen appears.
I put this under gnome-common, but I really don't have a clue where the problem is. Might even be xorg.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Out-of-the-box F11, straight from the NCSU Fedora mirror.
Today, it fails every time; yesterday, it worked and I had no problem selecting a new background.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right-click on the desktop
2. Click "Change Desktop Background"
Thumbnail selection window comes up, then I'm immediately logged out and am back at the login screen.
I select a background and go back to hacking.
The only thing that occurs to me is that I'm running an ATI card, a Radeon, I think, with two heads in non-mirrored mode. Maybe that has something to do with it, but everything else works fine.
gnome-common is a small package that helps programmers create build scripts for gnome apps so it's definitely not at the root of this issue.
Can you attach your /var/log/Xorg.0.log and, if you're using one, your /etc/X11/xorg.conf? Reassigning to xorgg for further diagnosis.
Created attachment 347413 [details]
Log of possible Xorg failure.
Both of my screens are set to 1280x1024 even though they have different display types--one is an old CRT, the other is an LCD.
I don't have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I set up the dual-head from GNOME with System>>Preferences>>Display--I have no idea where it's keeping the configuration information.
The Xorg.0.log says you're using the radeon driver from the -ati package.
Reassigning the bug accordingly.
Even I can't reproduce the bug any more.