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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (Windows NT 5.0; U)
Description of problem:
A user is logged on and running fortran calculations in the background using gnome as the graphical interface in runlevel 5. They log-out. Instead of
bring them back to the screen that has the log-in options (Name/Password) with the blue background and the redhat logo, the screen goes gray. You
can still access the machine remotely and the jobs are still running, but you can't log-back in since there isn't anyplace to type your name and
password. Rebooting works, but obviously this isn't a good solution. X and gdm still seem to be running if I log-in remotely and check top. I can also
login remotely become root and kill gdm and X (in that order) and the log-in screen refreshes after X and gdm are relaunched. At the advice of the
redhat support people, I've tried Cntrl-C. This does not work (nothing happens). At the moment, the install is 7.1 out of the box with the following
updates added: cpp sysvinit lprng xinetd ypbind mouseconfig losetup kdelibs gftp netscape I have NOT updated XFree86 yet.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log-in as a user
2.Start fortran job, start vmware emulation--use both processors heavily
Actual Results: Sometimes, but not always, you don't get the log-in screen, just a solid gray screen. I checked and I don't think it is related to
the vmware. It is certainly no longer running before I log-out and I don't always get the problem.
Expected Results: Gotten the log-in screen
I would guess this is the buggy gdm in 7.1; 7.2 is much better and rawhide
better still. 7.1 used to have this kind of issue.