Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 978624
Intermittently gdm does not restart login screen after logout
Last modified: 2015-02-17 10:42:56 EST
Description of problem:
Occasionally, when I logout from Gnome, gdm fails to start the login screen (i.e. there is no Xorg running at all). Black screen and cursor in the upper left corner are the only things on the screen. Logging in as root on another console and doing "init 3; init5; exit" - yeah, I'm old :-) - does start it again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Logout from Gnome.
2. Wait for gdm login screen to appear.
Sometimes gdm does not show login screen after logout.
This worked reliably in F-18.
ThinkPad T510, Intel graphics. kernel-3.9.6-301.fc19.x86_64
Our experience with this is is consistent rather than 'sometimes'.
... and the process before the proprietary driver was installed remains the same as after the nvidia install
This is what happens after the user requests (and confirms) logout:
1. gdm login screen appears for less than 2 seconds.
2. "HDMI no signal" block appears on a black screen
The operator now must enter [ESC] to display the gdm login screen (which will time out in 8 seconds so he has to be quick about selecting a new user!)
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