Bugzilla will be upgraded to version 5.0 on a still to be determined date in the near future. The original upgrade date has been delayed.
Bug 596010 - gdm-greeter doesn't display login box after yum upgrade to f13
gdm-greeter doesn't display login box after yum upgrade to f13
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 590456
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
13
All Linux
low Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
:
Depends On:
Blocks:
  Show dependency treegraph
 
Reported: 2010-05-26 02:24 EDT by Henrique Martins
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:25 EST (History)
6 users (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 2010-05-30 16:06:51 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
CRM:
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---


Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description Henrique Martins 2010-05-26 02:24:47 EDT
Description of problem:
yum upgraded to F13, no apparent problems but I don't have a login box.  New background is there, bottom bar with off button displays, but instead of a login box I have a one to two pixel vertical with line in the middle of the screen, as tall as probably the login box used to be.

Also telinit 3 from the Alt-Fx console yields an error message claiming that the greeter is still running, clicking on the box/accepting the error makes it go away but X never dies until I kill it.

Using xdm meanwhile

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gdm-2.30.2-1.fc13.i686

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. reboot, wait for login screen
2.
3.
  
Actual results:
No login box

Expected results:
Login box

Additional info:
F12 had user list and sound disabled for the greeter, not sure if that makes a difference
Comment 1 Henrique Martins 2010-05-26 10:01:52 EDT
Debugged this this morning and culprit is gdm/simple-greeter with disable_user_list set to true.

If I set the value of that option to true in
  /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/%gconf.xml
as in

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<gconf>
  <entry name="disable_user_list" mtime="1263745615" type="bool" value="true"/>
</gconf>

and telinit 3/telinit 5 to restart gdm, the simple-greeter login box is a single vertical line, mostly one pixel wide, with a couple of 2 pixel wide sections.

If I change the file to have value="false", the default, and restart gdm again, the login box is back to normal, albeit with the user list I don't want to see.

Reproduced it twice, so it seems symptomatic.
Comment 2 Roy Rankin 2010-05-27 23:29:05 EDT
I have the same issue with disable_user_list set to true after preupgrade FC12->FC13
Comment 3 John Heidemann 2010-05-28 16:54:38 EDT
This bug is a show-stopper on F13 with disable_user_list set to true.

gdm is crashing and the process table fills up processes that contain "pam" and "gdm" on the command line.  In a few minutes these processes bring the system to a crawl, preventing logins over the network or from another virtual console.

Some relevant lines from /var/log/messages:

May 28 13:01:55 dash gdm-simple-greeter[1829]: Gtk-WARNING: gtkwidget.c:5643: widget not within a GtkWindow

May 28 13:01:57 dash gdm[1851]: ******************* START **********************************
May 28 13:01:58 dash gdm[1851]: [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
May 28 13:01:58 dash gdm[1851]: [New Thread 0x7f22eb6ec710 (LWP 1834)]
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: 0x00007f22fa60bfdd in waitpid () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #0  0x00007f22fa60bfdd in waitpid () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #1  0x00000000004312bb in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #2  0x0000000000431367 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #3  <signal handler called>
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #4  0x00007f22f7a8f0f2 in __strlen_sse2 () from /lib64/libc.so.6
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #5  0x00007f22f7dea3b2 in g_strdup () from /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #6  0x00007f22f80bbcdd in ?? () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #7  0x00007f22f80aab29 in g_signal_emit_valist ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]:    from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #8  0x00007f22f80ab3a3 in g_signal_emit () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #9  0x000000000041f1cc in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #10 0x00007f22f809598e in g_closure_invoke () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #11 0x00007f22f80a9947 in ?? () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #12 0x00007f22f80aade6 in g_signal_emit_valist ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]:    from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #13 0x00007f22f80ab3a3 in g_signal_emit () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #14 0x0000000000419936 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #15 0x000000000041a455 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #16 0x00007f22fa8299d6 in dbus_connection_dispatch ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]:    from /lib64/libdbus-1.so.3
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #17 0x00007f22faa63a25 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/libdbus-glib-1.so.2
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #18 0x00007f22f7dc9d02 in g_main_context_dispatch ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]:    from /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #19 0x00007f22f7dcdae8 in ?? () from /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #20 0x00007f22f7dcdff5 in g_main_loop_run () from /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #21 0x00007f22fa0ce3c7 in gtk_main () from /usr/lib64/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #22 0x00000000004123f4 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #23 0x00007f22f7a2dc5d in __libc_start_main () from /lib64/libc.so.6
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #24 0x0000000000411fd9 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #25 0x00007fff1ce691f8 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #26 0x000000000000001c in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #27 0x0000000000000001 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #28 0x00007fff1ce6ac3e in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #29 0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: 
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: Thread 2 (Thread 0x7f22eb6ec710 (LWP 1834)):
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #0  0x00007f22fa608729 in pthread_cond_timedwait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]:    from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #1  0x00007f22f780d382 in ?? () from /lib64/libgthread-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #2  0x00007f22f7da50b1 in ?? () from /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #3  0x00007f22f7da51f7 in g_async_queue_timed_pop ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]:    from /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #4  0x00007f22f7df4cba in ?? () from /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #5  0x00007f22f7df2e84 in ?? () from /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #6  0x00007f22fa604761 in start_thread () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #7  0x00007f22f7af050d in clone () from /lib64/libc.so.6
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: 
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: Thread 1 (Thread 0x7f22fb06c8e0 (LWP 1829)):
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #0  0x00007f22fa60bfdd in waitpid () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #1  0x00000000004312bb in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #2  0x0000000000431367 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #3  <signal handler called>
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #4  0x00007f22f7a8f0f2 in __strlen_sse2 () from /lib64/libc.so.6
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #5  0x00007f22f7dea3b2 in g_strdup () from /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #6  0x00007f22f80bbcdd in ?? () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #7  0x00007f22f80aab29 in g_signal_emit_valist ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]:    from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #8  0x00007f22f80ab3a3 in g_signal_emit () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #9  0x000000000041f1cc in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #10 0x00007f22f809598e in g_closure_invoke () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #11 0x00007f22f80a9947 in ?? () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #12 0x00007f22f80aade6 in g_signal_emit_valist ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]:    from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #13 0x00007f22f80ab3a3 in g_signal_emit () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #14 0x0000000000419936 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #15 0x000000000041a455 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #16 0x00007f22fa8299d6 in dbus_connection_dispatch ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]:    from /lib64/libdbus-1.so.3
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #17 0x00007f22faa63a25 in ?? () from /usr/lib64/libdbus-glib-1.so.2
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #18 0x00007f22f7dc9d02 in g_main_context_dispatch ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]:    from /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #19 0x00007f22f7dcdae8 in ?? () from /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #20 0x00007f22f7dcdff5 in g_main_loop_run () from /lib64/libglib-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #21 0x00007f22fa0ce3c7 in gtk_main () from /usr/lib64/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #22 0x00000000004123f4 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #23 0x00007f22f7a2dc5d in __libc_start_main () from /lib64/libc.so.6
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #24 0x0000000000411fd9 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #25 0x00007fff1ce691f8 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #26 0x000000000000001c in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #27 0x0000000000000001 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #28 0x00007fff1ce6ac3e in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #29 0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: No symbol table info available.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: A debugging session is active.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: 
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: #011Inferior 1 [process 1829] will be detached.
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: 
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: Quit anyway? (y or n) [answered Y; input not from terminal]
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1851]: ******************* END **********************************
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm-simple-greeter[1857]: Gtk-WARNING: gtkwidget.c:5643: widget not within a GtkWindow
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm-simple-slave[1685]: WARNING: Freeing conversation with active job
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1862]: ******************* START **********************************
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1862]: [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1862]: [New Thread 0x7fcc8f48c710 (LWP 1858)]
May 28 13:01:59 dash gdm[1862]: 0x00007fcc9e3abfdd in waitpid () from /lib64/libpthread.so.0

etc. ad infinitum
Comment 4 John Heidemann 2010-05-28 16:56:25 EDT
Continuing comment #3

work-around is the usual: give-up on gdm and switch to kdm (via DISPLAYMANAGER=KDE in /etc/sysconfig/desktop), or turn off disable_user_list

Also, given that this bricks a system without work-around, perhaps severity should be high.
Comment 5 Jeff Bastian 2010-05-30 14:07:14 EDT
This looks like a duplicate of bug 590456
Comment 6 Henrique Martins 2010-05-30 16:06:51 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 590456 ***

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.