Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 597419
Empty login window with gdm
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:25:31 EST
Created attachment 417750 [details]
Description of problem: After an update from Fedora 12 to Fedora 13, I ended with a gdm screen without the login window. More precisely, as shown in the attached screenshot, the login window appears to be of width 0.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name : gdm Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 2.30.2 Vendor: Fedora Project
Release : 1.fc13 Build Date: Wed 28 Apr 2010 12:38:01 AM CEST
How reproducible: Each time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to the GDM screen
Actual results: Zero width login window.
Expected results: I would like to be able to enter my password ;-)
The problem disappears after I do a strange thing in /etc/gdm
mv gdm.schemas gdm.schemas.old
mv custom.conf custom.conf.old
gdm-binary (fails because of missing gdm.schemas and custom.conf)
mv custom.conf.old custom.conf
mv gdm.schemas.old gdm.schemas
From now on, the gdm screen is perfect at each reboot!
Do you have the user list disabled? If so, this is probably a duplicate of bug 590456
It may be the case (I'm not sure because I (the only user) did not appear in the user list in FC12 for another strange reason and I'm sure now that the user list is enabled), so this bug should probably be considered as a duplicate.
Note that I did play also with the new account dialog and that could have been the reason of my mystery fix.
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 590456 ***