Bug 838361 - Screen freezes at login in fallback mode; works in full mode
Screen freezes at login in fallback mode; works in full mode
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-08 16:16 EDT by Bill Greene
Modified: 2013-08-01 02:49 EDT (History)
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Description Bill Greene 2012-07-08 16:16:05 EDT
Two HP low-end ProLiants:  A 5-6 year old ML-110 G3 and a week-old ML-150 G6.  According to lspci, both have a Matrox G200 video adapter.  Installation and setup are fine, and Gnome works perfectly on both (if slowly on the old machine) in "full" mode.

I select "force fallback mode" from Settings | Details.  On the next login the screen either freezes, or goes black and freezes before login is complete.  In some cases, the machine is locked up, in others, only the console session is hung.  Same thing happens on both machines.  If I reboot and reset the user to "full" mode, login works as expected.

How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change to "forced fallback mode"
2. Log out and log in
Actual results: The login, and sometimes the machine, hangs

Expected results: Login proceeds normally
Comment 1 Bill Greene 2012-07-08 16:19:14 EDT
Sorry - left out:

Fedora 17 i686 with all current updates.

Gnome shell is 3.4.1-5.fc17.i686
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