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Bug 232518 - gdm-2.18.0 refuses to start session when Greeter set to /usr/libexec/gdmlogin
Summary: gdm-2.18.0 refuses to start session when Greeter set to /usr/libexec/gdmlogin
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-15 21:53 UTC by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.18.0-3
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-03-20 04:09:25 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
gdm debug output with a failure to start session (deleted)
2007-03-15 21:53 UTC, Michal Jaegermann
no flags Details

Description Michal Jaegermann 2007-03-15 21:53:49 UTC
Description of problem:

After an update to gdm-2.18.0-2.fc7 a normal gdm screen shows up
but an attempt to start a session, while in /etc/gdm/custom.conf
is set, ends up immediately with a blank screen and gdm login
screen returns after a short while or on a black screen the
following alert shows up:

"The greeter application appears to be crashing.
Attempting to use a different one."

and we are getting nowhere with this alert cycling.

With Greeter reset to a session start as usual (although a list of
accounts which should not show up on a login screen could use some

Reverting gdm to gdm-2.17.8-3.fc7 resolves the issue immediately.

With "Enable=true" in [debug] section of /etc/gdm/custom.conf one
gets a lengthy debug output which is attached.

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

How reproducible:

Comment 1 Michal Jaegermann 2007-03-15 21:53:49 UTC
Created attachment 150179 [details]
gdm debug output with a failure to start session

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-03-15 21:58:19 UTC
It says "Unexpected greeter command: Z" 

Z doesn't look familiar to me.  David, is it something you added?

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-03-15 22:00:26 UTC
Okay, I ran into david in the hall and it's something he added and update to
work with the plain greeter.

Comment 4 David Zeuthen 2007-03-20 04:09:25 UTC
Should please fixed in 2.18.0-3 otherwise please reopen.

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