Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 522197
gdm blocked with busy pointer after a few user switches
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:23:35 EST
Description of problem:
Fedora 12 Radeon Test Day 2009-09-09 with i686 LiveCD
Fast User Switch Test: works OK, but after a few switches gdm shows up blocked (window not redrawn) and busy pointer
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
reproduced at least on two different ATI HWs
Smolt HW1: http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_2f56c9e2-bad1-462e-b877-6491a917db79
Smolt HW2: http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_aca10945-08f6-4f63-8b44-3a4892d089fa
No xorg.conf in use.
Sounds like what I saw, also with the testday liveCD:
- create second user;
- switch to, and login, second user;
- switch back to liveuser;
- try to switch back to second user.
Gdm shows a white block where the users should be listed, and a busy pointer.
Select VT1 goes back to the liveuser session, but trying to switch again leads to the same busy state.
This is not radeon specific. Just happened during my nouveau testing with
Must be a gdm problem.
(In reply to comment #2)
> This is not radeon specific. Just happened during my nouveau testing with
> Must be a gdm problem.
Did you see a complete hang by any chance? There was a nouveau bug I fixed yesterday that could have been responsible in that case:
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=131379 is available as a fix however.
I'm also experiencing this with nouveau on this hardware: http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_37498363-965b-4ca7-838d-05e9beb2ec8b
I noticed that clicking on the "Boot messages" and the "Universal Access Preferences" button brings up the relevant windows. Also, the mouse shows a busy animation only when I roll it over the window in the middle which should show a list of users, but is currently blank.
versions of related components:
These came on the nouveau test day LiveCD: http://adamwill.fedorapeople.org/20090909_test_day_images/testday-20090909-x86_64.iso
*** Bug 522398 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It is not a complete hang. Just the "login window" of gdm is blank and shows a busy cursor. As Michael already wrote all other items on the gdm screen still work.
In this test day:
I experienced the same with intel:
Happens to me as well. Hardware: http://www.smolts.org/show?uuid=pub_2ae59c17-1d75-474d-81db-a034c4a1ad20
Same problem with nouveau driver. Smolt profile: http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_f9cd3ba0-d620-45df-94f8-b60b8ee220ad
TestDay LiveCD (20090909-x86_64) without any changes.
Same here on Intel Test Day image, testday-20090909-i686.iso on a Dell Latitude X1.
Same here with both Intel i945 and ATI (r300)
My previous Smolt profile is now accidentally a Dell 1150 but the results were the same. Updated Latitude X1 smolt is now: http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_3c125281-78f5-4b36-bdd1-9f339dcf9ae8
Created attachment 361045 [details]
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 518792 ***