Bug 804114 - Using gnome-shell under an xguest account results in visual artifacts and a crash
Using gnome-shell under an xguest account results in visual artifacts and a c...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-16 10:59 EDT by Jonathan Burgess
Modified: 2013-02-13 15:26 EST (History)
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Description Jonathan Burgess 2012-03-16 10:59:58 EDT
Description of problem:
When using gnome-shell's Activities menu and other parts of the gnome-shell that utilize graphics acceleration, menus flicker, icons don't appear, and eventually, gnome-shell crashes requiring the user to log out. An automatic bug report is unable to be filed due to the nature of the Guest account.

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How reproducible:
Use gnome-shell under a guest account created by xguest.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install xguest
2.Log into the guest account created by xguest
3.Attempt to access the Activities menu
Actual results:
Flickering menu, missing icons, gnome-shell crashes

Expected results:
Activities menu arrives without issue and displays all icons. gnome-shell continues to run

Additional info:
Creating a password for the guest account appears to reduce the flickering, but does not affect the other issues
Comment 1 Jonathan Burgess 2012-03-30 13:12:33 EDT
The bug may also have something to do with the SELinux policy for xguest.
Comment 2 Jonathan Burgess 2012-03-30 18:19:14 EDT
The crash is alleviated by executing:

setsebool -P allow_xguest_exec_content on
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