Bug 862602 - Anaconda doesn't show final screen: SIGCHLD caught when trying to start the X server.
Summary: Anaconda doesn't show final screen: SIGCHLD caught when trying to start the X...
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Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
medium
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks: 782468
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Reported: 2012-10-03 11:18 UTC by Martin Banas
Modified: 2013-09-19 13:09 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-10-04 15:39:59 UTC
Type: Bug


Attachments (Terms of Use)
anaconda.log (4.62 KB, text/plain)
2012-10-03 11:18 UTC, Martin Banas
no flags Details
anaconda-yum.conf (243 bytes, text/plain)
2012-10-03 11:19 UTC, Martin Banas
no flags Details
ifcfg.log (1.79 KB, text/plain)
2012-10-03 11:19 UTC, Martin Banas
no flags Details
packaging.log (188.94 KB, text/plain)
2012-10-03 11:20 UTC, Martin Banas
no flags Details
program.log (43.11 KB, text/plain)
2012-10-03 11:21 UTC, Martin Banas
no flags Details
storage.log (118.37 KB, text/plain)
2012-10-03 11:21 UTC, Martin Banas
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syslog (70.19 KB, text/plain)
2012-10-03 11:22 UTC, Martin Banas
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Description Martin Banas 2012-10-03 11:18:16 UTC
Description of problem:
Anaconda doesn't show the final screen, it turns black when final screen should be shown. This is what I see in anaconda.log:
07:09:21,709 ERR anaconda: unknown selinux state: None
11:09:21,775 ERR anaconda: Error running metacity: SIGCHLD caught when trying to start the X server.
11:09:21,777 ERR anaconda: Problems running the window manager: Error running metacity: SIGCHLD caught when trying to start the X server.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora-18-Beta-TC1
anaconda-18.11
virt-manager-0.9.4-1.fc17.noarch

How reproducible:
Not always reproducible

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Fedora-18 installation
2. Select default partitioning, do not make other modifications
3. Start installation, watch the progress.
  
Actual results:
Once the installation is finished, the screen turns black:
Following messages are in anaconda.log:
07:09:21,709 ERR anaconda: unknown selinux state: None
11:09:21,775 ERR anaconda: Error running metacity: SIGCHLD caught when trying to start the X server.
11:09:21,777 ERR anaconda: Problems running the window manager: Error running metacity: SIGCHLD caught when trying to start the X server.

Expected results:
User should be able to hit "Reboot" button.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Martin Banas 2012-10-03 11:18:38 UTC
Created attachment 620752 [details]
anaconda.log

Comment 2 Martin Banas 2012-10-03 11:19:04 UTC
Created attachment 620753 [details]
anaconda-yum.conf

Comment 3 Martin Banas 2012-10-03 11:19:27 UTC
Created attachment 620754 [details]
ifcfg.log

Comment 4 Martin Banas 2012-10-03 11:20:59 UTC
Created attachment 620755 [details]
packaging.log

Comment 5 Martin Banas 2012-10-03 11:21:22 UTC
Created attachment 620756 [details]
program.log

Comment 6 Martin Banas 2012-10-03 11:21:47 UTC
Created attachment 620757 [details]
storage.log

Comment 7 Martin Banas 2012-10-03 11:22:08 UTC
Created attachment 620758 [details]
syslog

Comment 8 Jesse Keating 2012-10-03 16:22:33 UTC
Was there no X log?

Comment 9 Martin Banas 2012-10-04 14:45:52 UTC
Hello Jesse,

I'm sorry, I forgot to gather the X.log. Since I'm not able to reproduce it today, that means I can't get you the X.log, feel free to close this one.

I'll reopen it if I see it again and manage to gather X.log.


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