Bug 78116 - Clicking Language in GUI login screen makes the screen reset
Clicking Language in GUI login screen makes the screen reset
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 79578
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Reported: 2002-11-19 02:23 EST by Dee-Ann LeBlanc
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-28 18:06:11 EDT
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Description Dee-Ann LeBlanc 2002-11-19 02:23:08 EST
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Description of problem:
I _think_ what's happening when I click Language in the GUI login screen is that
it's resetting the image, but I can't be sure. No error messages. It clicks,
goes black, comes back with the little watch/wait thing, and then the login
screen returns unchanged. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install with Server class
2. Add X, GNOME, and KDE.
3. click the Language item to pretend to change which language I want to work
with in my login session
4. click, blackscreen, and so on
5. Back to normal. If I click again, same thing happens.

Actual Results:  in Description

Expected Results:  should display a language selection window

Additional info:

Brand new beta1 install, haven't even created a user account yet.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-13 16:25:26 EST
Sounds like an X bug - I'm betting fixed in later betas, but 
need to verify.
Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2003-01-16 16:14:29 EST
Taking GDM target/blockers.
Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2003-01-16 17:31:00 EST
I fairly strongly guess what is happening is that gdm is crashing and
restarting. If this still happens currently, what would be most
useful is before switching language to switch to a console
with <Control><Alt>F1, login in to the system as root, type

 gdb /usr/bin/gdb `/sbin/pidof gdm`
 (gdb) c

Now switch back to the login screen with <Control><Alt>F7 (or maybe F8),
click on the language screen. When it crashes, GDM will appear to
hang, switch back to the console, gdb should report a segfault,

 (gdb) bt

To get a backtrace.

You should be able to use the mouse and middle button paste to paste
this (or at least the first 10-20 lines) into an editor. And attach it
to the bug report. Sorry for the long procedure ... it's harder to
debug things at the pre-login stage.

Comment 4 Owen Taylor 2003-01-16 19:17:27 EST
Bluecurve theme has shutdown_button where it needs halt_button.
Comment 5 Owen Taylor 2003-01-16 19:19:08 EST
Wrong bug, sorry for the noise.
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2003-07-28 18:06:11 EDT
Please reopen if this persists.

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