Created attachment 359746 [details]
Screen shot of login screen with no entry box
Description of problem:
Login screen has no text box for entering login name
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install Rawhide using boot.iso
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Rawhide using boot.iso dated 2009-9-3
2. Reboot to login screen
3. No text box appears
No text box appears
Text box appears for entering login name
I just removed the nVidia 6200 video card and replace it with an ATI Radeon 700, reinstalled Rawhide using the CD made from the same boot.iso and I did not have the problem with the login screen.
Thank you for the bug report.
Has the first installation finished gracefully? Did you create a user during installation?
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I just upgraded my F11 to F12 Alpha then caught up with Rawhide and I'm now running gdm 2.27.90-2.fc12 and I'm having the same exact issue...
No input box to enter a login name... If you need anything feel free to ask.
Thank you for your time.
Please do a regular boot into gdm (reproducing the problem) and attach your /var/log/messages to this bugreport.
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Created attachment 362439 [details]
Snapshot of /var/log/messages after a clean boot
I attached my messages file, hope it helps...
Last night I upgraded to latest rawhide update for gdm (2.28.0-1.fc12): same thing...
I just installed Rawhide using the 09-9-25 boot.iso on three machines with Nvidia video cards (5200, 6200 and 7300) and the login text box appeared each time. As far as I'm concerned, this bug is resolved.
I believe this was an issue that was resolved in 2.28.0-2.fc12. Closing. Please reopen if it's still a problem.
In my case, all along the way, I had no text box because I had disabled it through /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list in gconf...
Except in the older version of gdm, you still had a chance to type in your username even without an user list...
This bug is still present as of
My machine's desired setup has _no_ local user, all users are via NIS. And anyway, I dislike having the user list displayed. Depending on the following choices, I have different results:
- A local user is configured, and /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list is not set:
--> I can pick the local user
--> I can also click on ``other'' and type another user name from e.g. the NIS database.
- A local user is configured, however /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list is set (with gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list --type bool true)
--> I see no user list.
--> I have no ``other'' label to click on either.
--> I see the ``suspend'',``restart'',``shutdown'' buttons (unless disabled), as well as a ``log in'' button (which obviously does not work.
==> Users cannot log in.
- No local user is configured, no matter what: same as just above.
I agree, that's why I had disabled it in the first place... But with the newer version of gdm, disable_user_list also means you don't get a chance to type in your user name: counter intuitive...
How does one reopen a bug? It seems I can't do it...
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
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