Bug 51930 - lose log-in screen after logging out--screen not refreshing after logout
Summary: lose log-in screen after logging out--screen not refreshing after logout
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-08-17 00:14 UTC by Kristy Mardis
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-17 14:05:24 UTC
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Description Kristy Mardis 2001-08-17 00:14:49 UTC
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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. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log-in as a user
2.Start fortran job, start vmware emulation--use both processors heavily
3.Exit vmware

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

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-02-12 00:03:35 UTC
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.

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