Bug 807177 - Gnome session goes unusable after cancelling root's password request on reboot
Gnome session goes unusable after cancelling root's password request on reboot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-session (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-27 04:32 EDT by Filip Skola
Modified: 2016-05-05 00:40 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: gnome-session-3.4.0-2.fc17
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 14:06:01 EDT
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Description Filip Skola 2012-03-27 04:32:47 EDT
Description of problem:
Gnome session goes in wallpaper-only-state after cancelling root's password request on reboot or shutdown when more than 1 user is logged on the system in gnome or fallback.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 17 Beta RC1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into system with more than 1 user (use 'switch user' button when screen locked for example)
2. Try to perform shutdown or reboot in one's user account (not in login screen), you are prompted for root password
3. Click cancel button
Actual results:
You have to click the cancel button multiple times and after that your session remains in unusable state (wallpaper only).

Expected results:
You can go on with work in your session.

Additional info:
Applied in gnome-shell even in fallback.
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2012-04-05 22:24:42 EDT
gnome-session-3.4.0-2.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-04-06 19:24:01 EDT
Package gnome-session-3.4.0-2.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gnome-session-3.4.0-2.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 3 Filip Skola 2012-04-11 09:16:16 EDT
Installed Fedora 17 Beta RC4 and updated gnome-session to 3.4.0-2 according to instructions and tried to reproduce this bug using the same steps.

Screen does not lock anymore, but actual result is that user is kicked from session (to gdm).
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-04-11 22:20:23 EDT
gnome-session-3.4.0-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 5 Filip Skola 2012-05-02 08:04:03 EDT
I still experience problems when two or more users are logged in gnome and I try to shutdown/restart system and then cancel root's password request.

Tested on Fedora final TC2, gnome-session-3.4.1-2.fc17.x86_64. Both users logged in were kicked with no warning/message.
Comment 6 Filip Skola 2012-05-22 08:19:55 EDT
Problem persists in Fedora 17 final RC3. Log in a user, select switch users, log in second user, reboot/poweroff and then cancel on password request leads to abrupt termination of user session. Applies on GNOME "new" and fallback.

Comment 7 kealthou 2012-07-09 23:56:36 EDT
I experimented a similar problem. In my case, only 1 user was logged in and that user's password was required. Cacelling the authentication led to logout (or it might have been termination of user session as Filip Skola says above). I don't remember whether I clicked cancel button or pressed ESC key. Since then, gdm has always been in fallback mode. 

I haven't tried to reproduce this issue because the password isn't required for reboot or shutdown anymore.

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