Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 860886
GDM shows a sad face on VirtualBox
Last modified: 2012-12-16 12:57:57 EST
Created attachment 617859 [details]
Screenshot 1 (shows gdm screen)
Description of problem:
I installed F18 using the 20120926_F18b-smoke3 DVD iso on a Virtualbox VM. The installation completed without errors and showed the first boot screen.
At the end of completion of the first boot screen, however, GDM refused to load throwing the error "Oh no! Something has gone wrong" with the log out button enabled. Clicking on "Log out" returns to the same screen.
When I tried to shutdown the system, I got the regular "Shutdown" message. However, the pop-up informs that "GDM is logged in - which I believe should not be the case.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I have no idea what component I should file the bug against. I chose GDM.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F18b using the image described above (http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/qa/18/20120926_f18b-smoke3/)
2. Complete first boot
Screenshot 1 shows the error I encounter.
Screenshot 2 shows the "shutdown message.
GDM should load and show the list of users.
Created attachment 617860 [details]
Screenshot 2 shows the "GDM" logged in screen.
Created attachment 618073 [details]
log file attached.
I am seeing this with F18-Beta-TC2 too. I do not see any xsession errors file in the home directory.
Logging in using VT and typing startx logs in to GNOME fine. So, I guess the issue is with GDM specifically(?).
I have installed F18 Beta TC2 DVD GNOME and it works OK in KVM.
Can you attach /var/log/messages and all in /var/log/gdm ?
i've seen this yesterday, after latest updates, on my thinkpad x40 notebook.
before the updates, gdm was not starting at all, right now it shows just the sad face with the logout button greyed-out, since no login was performed :)
Created attachment 622105 [details]
I have removed the earlier log file I had attached. The entire /var/log/gdm directory is installed.
Created attachment 622106 [details]
After today's updates, (selinux included), gdm shows up again. Thank you.
(In reply to comment #10)
> After today's updates, (selinux included), gdm shows up again. Thank you.
Can you specify which packages you have updated? You can use "yum history" for that.
Created attachment 623650 [details]
package list that supposedly fixed the issue
i've found no way to use yum history for this, so i'll attach the package list from syslog. hopefully i've managed to identify the right day :)
Out of that list I'd take a bet on selinux-policy.
Is this still an issue? There've been no new reports for over 2 months. c#10 makes it sounds like this was fixed.
I have no problems in VirtualBox 4.2.4 with TC1 and TC2 lives netinstall and DVD both arches tested and work fine
Marking as fixed. Please reopen if you still see it.