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Bug 455141 - login screen without background
Summary: login screen without background
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F10DesktopBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-12 17:30 UTC by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:21 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-08-20 16:15:18 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Wide login screen with background (deleted)
2008-07-21 13:25 UTC, Tom London
no flags Details
wide login screen with black/no background (deleted)
2008-07-21 13:25 UTC, Tom London
no flags Details
narrow login screen (no suspend button) with black/no background (deleted)
2008-07-21 13:26 UTC, Tom London
no flags Details
/var/log/gdm/:0-greeter.log for session with "black background" (deleted)
2008-09-04 18:16 UTC, Tom London
no flags Details

Description Matthias Clasen 2008-07-12 17:30:53 UTC
Every so often, I end up with a black background on the login screen after
booting. Is there some race condition that makes setting the background not work
reliably ?

Comment 1 Tom London 2008-07-16 14:34:18 UTC
I see this more often:

I get a black screen most of the time, with a "pretty background" about 1 in 10
or so.

In addition, the size of the window listing login names (and the one with the
password prompt) varies in width: sometimes it is "comfortably wide" allowing
for the circles as I enter my 28 character pass phrase, and sometimes it is
"skinny", allowing for only about 15 or so such circles.

Comment 2 Tom London 2008-07-21 13:24:43 UTC
The 'wide' gdm login screens show a 'suspend' button, the 'narrow' ones do not.

Not sure why this would change on different logins to the same machine....

I'll attach below 3 photos of login screen for same system:

First:  nice background, wide login screen.

Second: no background, wide login screen.

Third: no background, narrow login screen (no suspend button).

In terms of probability of occurrence: the first is about 10%, the second and
third occur about 45% each. 

Comment 3 Tom London 2008-07-21 13:25:27 UTC
Created attachment 312254 [details]
Wide login screen with background

This occurs about 1 in 10.

Comment 4 Tom London 2008-07-21 13:25:52 UTC
Created attachment 312255 [details]
wide login screen with black/no background

Comment 5 Tom London 2008-07-21 13:26:27 UTC
Created attachment 312256 [details]
narrow login screen (no suspend button) with black/no background

Comment 6 Tom London 2008-07-24 14:09:39 UTC
Getting backgrounds now with gdm-2.23.1-0.2008.07.21.3.fc10.i386.

Still have issue with sometimes "narrow" (i.e., no "suspend" button), sometimes
"wide" (i.e., with "suspend" button).

Comment 7 Tom London 2008-08-06 13:27:35 UTC
With gdm-2.23.2-1.fc10.i386 I get background, but still have problem with "narrow"/"wide" randomness....

Comment 8 jmccann 2008-08-20 16:15:18 UTC
The background problem should be fixed now, as should the width.  The suspend button not showing up is a race that I'll fix by twiddling the startup order of the desktop files.  This should show up in rawhide soon.  Marking fixed.

Comment 9 Tom London 2008-09-04 17:55:12 UTC
I'm seeing this again with today's rawhide updates.

Not exactly sure which package caused this.

This known?

Comment 10 Tom London 2008-09-04 18:16:33 UTC
Created attachment 315789 [details]
/var/log/gdm/:0-greeter.log for session with "black background"

Comment 11 Tom London 2008-09-05 02:46:31 UTC
Updating to gnome-desktop-2.23.91-4.fc10.i386 (and friends) fixed this.

Sorry for the noise.

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