Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 804114
Using gnome-shell under an xguest account results in visual artifacts and a crash
Last modified: 2013-02-13 15:26:59 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 126.96.36.199-1.fc16
Use gnome-shell under a guest account created by xguest.
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Log into the guest account created by xguest
3.Attempt to access the Activities menu
Flickering menu, missing icons, gnome-shell crashes
Activities menu arrives without issue and displays all icons. gnome-shell continues to run
Creating a password for the guest account appears to reduce the flickering, but does not affect the other issues
The bug may also have something to do with the SELinux policy for xguest.
The crash is alleviated by executing:
setsebool -P allow_xguest_exec_content on
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