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Bug 228822 - gdm fail to display the login greater
Summary: gdm fail to display the login greater
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 8
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-15 12:00 UTC by yonas abraham
Modified: 2009-01-09 04:35 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 04:35:41 UTC

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Description yonas abraham 2007-02-15 12:00:53 UTC
Description of problem:
after a successful boot, the screen went blank instead of showing the usual greater.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
more often

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install fc7t1 on Dell dimension 4700 with 17 in flat panel Display
2. boot the machine
Actual results:
blank/ black screen

Expected results:
gdm login screen

Additional info:
if I restart the X-server by using Ctrl+Alt+Backspace some times come back in
one try, some times I have to restart it several times. Some times I see the
warning message that says "the greater crashes several times ...."

Comment 1 yonas abraham 2007-02-25 03:01:29 UTC
after todays update, this problem is getting worse. i used to bring the gdm
after two or three Ctrl+Alt+backspase. now it takes me like tweenty 

more info 
The /var/log/daemon.log tells:

gdm[24293]: failsafe dialog failed (inhibitions: 0 0)
gdm[24293]: failsafe dialog failed (inhibitions: 0 1)
gdm[24293]: failsafe dialog failed (inhibitions: 1 1)

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-02-25 14:13:47 UTC
If you wait a really long time (say two minutes) does it eventually come back?

Comment 3 yonas abraham 2007-02-25 14:51:44 UTC
No. i can wait the whole day and it stays blank. 

I think it is kernel dependent. If I use kernel 2.6.20-1.2942.fc, i can't make
to start, but if i boot to the older  kernel 2.6.20-1.2932.fc7 it works much
much better.  

Comment 4 yonas abraham 2007-03-02 13:31:11 UTC
Now, After I installed FC7t2, if I wait for about 2 min it comes back. So every
time I did a logout or switch user, I have to wait about 2 min to see the login
screen. even after 2 min, you have to move the mouse or touch the keyboard to
see the screen, it feels like it went to screensaver.

any solution?

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2007-03-02 17:43:15 UTC
Moving to 'devel' as discussed on

Comment 6 yonas abraham 2007-03-07 00:41:23 UTC
if it helps. lspci shows

Display controller: Intel Corporation 82915G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 04)

Comment 7 Riku Seppala 2007-04-16 18:55:28 UTC
One other who sees this bug. I'm using f7t3 x86_64 on HP pavilion dv9237eu laptop.
Except for me, the screen stays black. I've been waiting over 15 minutes now.
Ctrl+alt+backspace does nothing, neither does ctrl+alt+fx. I did managed to boot
once, then I updated networkmanager, yum and kernel. Looks like I'm forced to
install again..

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 07:11:05 UTC
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 04:35:41 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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