Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505403
gdm crashes on login
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:23:07 EST
Created attachment 347457 [details]
.xsession-errors containing the crash and bunch of other funny messages
Description of problem:
Gdm is crashing at login semi-regularly, see the attached beauty of a backtrace from ~/.xsession-errors
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Almost every time - right after installation it worked exactly once, after that each time. I had similar experiences with F11-preview but didn't get around to test it further + report it then (other issues making it too painful to play more with the preview)
It appears to be related to using hesiod: if I add a duplicate my hesiod user account locally, the crashes disappear.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup hesiod (+ kerberos for auth in my case)
2. Try to login to a to a valid account
Crash and burn, until local account is added+used instead.
The same setup worked fine in F10...
> "arguments to %s() were incorrect, assertion \"%s\" failed in file %s line
> %d.\nThis is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.\n") at > dbus-internals.c:283
> gdm: #8 0x00000032fb210278 in dbus_connection_send_with_reply_and_block (
We're probably trying to pass non-utf8 text over the wire
Can you debuginfo-install gdm and get a more complete backtrace?
Also the output of
would be useful.
Created attachment 347725 [details]
More detailed traceback of the crash
Hmm, the above was with gdm debuginfo installed, so its some other component here... a few dozen debuginfos later :) Here's a more detailed crash.
Something funny with getent, it only shows local users unless you specificy a username:
[pmatilai@turre ~]$ getent passwd pmatilai
[pmatilai@turre ~]$ getent passwd|grep pmatilai
FWIW F10 seems to behave the same and gdm seems to be only thing that minds, I can login to the box over ssh and from a vt without problems.
gdm-2.26.1-13.fc11 Gave me similar problems. It crashes when I select username. The window starts to shrink but before it reaches the state where I can type in password it crashes and restarts...
I could login clicking "other user", then writing user name and password.
But I would sometimes be thrown out of gnome after a few minutes, when it crashed again.
Downgrading to gdm-2.26.1-10.fc11.x86_64 helped.
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