Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78116
Clicking Language in GUI login screen makes the screen reset
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:33 EDT
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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):
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
Brand new beta1 install, haven't even created a user account yet.
Sounds like an X bug - I'm betting fixed in later betas, but
need to verify.
Taking GDM target/blockers.
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`
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,
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.
Bluecurve theme has shutdown_button where it needs halt_button.
Wrong bug, sorry for the noise.
Please reopen if this persists.