Bug 804318 - gdm should not execute autostart entries
gdm should not execute autostart entries
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-17 15:44 EDT by Lubos Stanek
Modified: 2013-02-13 17:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 17:03:41 EST
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Description Lubos Stanek 2012-03-17 15:44:06 EDT
Description of problem:
GDM executes gnome-session in the failsafe mode (user specified applications will not be started).
But it executes GNOME based applications and services from the XDG Autostart list.
This slow downs the login session as nothing is configured for the gdm user, applications and services frequently timeout.
In my case it prevented pulseaudio to properly switch the user context resulting in disabled audio due to permissions (two computers).

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How reproducible:
Check /var/log/gdm/:0-greeter.log.

Additional info:
I created /var/lib/gdm/.config/autostart directory and blacklisted unusable or useless startup entries for the gdm user. Is it really worth running tracker for the gdm user?
The logon session is faster, nothing wrong is reported in :0-greeter.log, pulseaudio switches user context properly, audio works. Heaven! :-)

I would also say that it could be a usability and a security hole.
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