Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 716365
[gdm] borked login: crashes immediately
Last modified: 2012-03-14 09:06:08 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrading to the latest "rawhide" tree, graphical login is not possible anymore: the empty login panel flickers three times and then disappears.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot system into runlevel 5.
An empty login panel without any widgets pops up three times and then disappears.
Login panel allows to choose a user and to enter the corresponding password, and user session starts.
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I have the same problem, gdm reinstall or $ startx without any success.
(In reply to comment #4)
Executing 'startx' at runlevel 3 actually does work in my case.
Confirming, same issue here on current Rawhide. My greeter.log shows the same backtrace as Christoph's (except less complete, I don't have debuginfo packages).
propose as F16 Alpha blocker.
*** Bug 717324 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
From the dupe:
"it's a bug in the accessibility stack that gdm is hitting because it gets crashy on fatal-criticals in development versions.
I don't like that behaviour, so I've switched it off:
which i'll build into rawhide shortly."