Bug 505403 - gdm crashes on login
gdm crashes on login
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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Blocks: 513462
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Reported: 2009-06-11 15:00 EDT by Panu Matilainen
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:23 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 08:54:04 EDT
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.xsession-errors containing the crash and bunch of other funny messages (7.49 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-11 15:00 EDT, Panu Matilainen
no flags Details
More detailed traceback of the crash (8.15 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-13 04:59 EDT, Panu Matilainen
no flags Details

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Description Panu Matilainen 2009-06-11 15:00:25 EDT
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):

How reproducible:
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
Actual results:
Crash and burn, until local account is added+used instead.

Expected results:
The same setup worked fine in F10...
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2009-06-11 15:30:23 EDT
> "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[2998]: #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 

getent passwd

would be useful.
Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2009-06-13 04:59:31 EDT
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:x:500:500:Panu Matilainen:/home/pmatilai:/bin/bash
[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.
Comment 3 Jonas Nyman 2009-09-27 06:53:02 EDT
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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