Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59594
exiting from gnome causes GDM to show the screen in thirds
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:14 EDT
Description of Problem: Booting into run level 5 using the gnome defaults starts
GDM. The screen showed at boot is correct entering gnome, then logging out of
gnome shows the screen in thirds, each third being the whole image horizontally
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How Reproducible: Happens every time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select use graphical login in install.
2. When booted, log in.
3. On exit, log out, see screen in thirds.
Additional Information: Display adapter is ATI Rage 128 SM. Resolution selected
was 1280 x 1024, 24 bit color.
You mean you see the screen in thirds for a brief moment, or gdm is permanently
Either way it's an X server issue.
Please attach your X server log, and X config file(s) using the link below.
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Xfree86 4 Configuration File
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Reran Xconfigurator from the command line, and now GDM works. Could this be a
possible difference in some of the timing parameters?
Not sure what timing parameters you are refering to. If you're meaning
modelines, well they're stored in the X server itself. It doesn't matter
what config tool is used, the modelines are inside the X server and are
identical regardless of how X was configured, or what video hardware is
used. They're all standardized VESA GTF modelines.
If that's not what you're refering to, I'm not sure what you mean.
You mention that gdm now works, does this mean this issue is no longer a
Changing to proper component (XFree86)
Assuming problem is fixed in Red Hat Linux 9 and closing CURRENTRELEASE.
If the problem still exists, feel free to reopen and update the report.
In that case, you might also want to report it at http://bugs.xfree86.org