Bug 978624 - Intermittently gdm does not restart login screen after logout
Intermittently gdm does not restart login screen after logout
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-26 21:02 EDT by Bojan Smojver
Modified: 2015-02-17 10:42 EST (History)
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Description Bojan Smojver 2013-06-26 21:02:33 EDT
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.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Logout from Gnome.
2. Wait for gdm login screen to appear.

Actual results:
Sometimes gdm does not show login screen after logout.

Expected results:
This worked reliably in F-18.

Additional info:
ThinkPad T510, Intel graphics. kernel-3.9.6-301.fc19.x86_64
Comment 1 George Walsh 2014-02-15 17:33:04 EST
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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