Bug 808631 - Using gnome-shell under an xguest account results in visual artifacts
Summary: Using gnome-shell under an xguest account results in visual artifacts
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: policycoreutils
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-03-30 22:25 UTC by Jonathan Burgess
Modified: 2013-02-13 14:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 14:15:14 UTC
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 804114 0 unspecified CLOSED Using gnome-shell under an xguest account results in visual artifacts and a crash 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC

Internal Links: 804114

Description Jonathan Burgess 2012-03-30 22:25:30 UTC
Description of problem:
Upon logging into an xguest account and attempting to access one of the menus or other graphics accelerated portions of GNOME, the menus, popups, etc. begin to flicker. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Install an xguest acccount and login to it. Then attempt to use any portion of gnome-shell that uses 3d acceleration.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install xguest
2.Log in to xguest account
3.Attempt to use Activities, status menu, etc.
Actual results:
Menus flicker rapidly on the screen.

Expected results:
Menu pops up and remains present and unaltered until the user alters the menu

Additional info:

Comment 1 Miroslav Grepl 2012-04-02 10:24:27 UTC
Is this SELinux issue?

What does

$ setenforce 0

Does it work then?

Comment 2 Jonathan Burgess 2012-04-02 21:10:49 UTC
It is unclear as to what the exact cause is.
It only takes place on the xguest account. You can not turn off SELinux and still use xguest. 

If policycoreutils is too broad, the bug could be assigned to xguest specifically. This does not occur on other accounts on the system.

I know that setsebool -P allow_xguest_exec_content on fixes the crash that is explained in the linked bug, so that leads me to believe that there may be other SELinux issues causing the problem.

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