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Kdm allows gnome login when no gnome desktop exists

Dave Plater
Hi, I noticed that gnome was offered as an option in kdm4's login screen
and made the mistake of selecting it out of curiosity. This resulted in
a blank screen with a mouse pointer from which there was no normal exit,
except for switching to root console and init 3 then init5,
unfortunately I have autologin enabled so that took me back to to gnome.
The only way I could get out of this trap was to edit
/etc/sysconfig/displaymanager DISPLAYMANAGER_AUTOLOGIN setting to
disable auto login and then get back to kde.
This is a bug and I was wondering if anybody else has filed a bug
against this, before I make one?
Regards
Dave P
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Re: Kdm allows gnome login when no gnome desktop exists

Pete Connolly
On 21/07/2009 08:27, Dave Plater wrote:

> Hi, I noticed that gnome was offered as an option in kdm4's login screen
> and made the mistake of selecting it out of curiosity. This resulted in
> a blank screen with a mouse pointer from which there was no normal exit,
> except for switching to root console and init 3 then init5,
> unfortunately I have autologin enabled so that took me back to to gnome.
> The only way I could get out of this trap was to edit
> /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager DISPLAYMANAGER_AUTOLOGIN setting to
> disable auto login and then get back to kde.
> This is a bug and I was wondering if anybody else has filed a bug
> against this, before I make one?
> Regards
> Dave P
>    
Hi Dave

I have a similar problem that I  can get the blank screen with a mouse
pointer, but can get past this stage by switching to a console and
issuing a kill against the 'xcompmgr -c' process

This only happens on one machine - an openSuSE 11.1 64 bit system with
the nvidia drivers.  I haven't found a fix for it yet.

Cheers

Pete
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Re: Kdm allows gnome login when no gnome desktop exists

Dave Plater
Pete Connolly wrote:

> On 21/07/2009 08:27, Dave Plater wrote:
>> Hi, I noticed that gnome was offered as an option in kdm4's login screen
>> and made the mistake of selecting it out of curiosity. This resulted in
>> a blank screen with a mouse pointer from which there was no normal exit,
>> except for switching to root console and init 3 then init5,
>> unfortunately I have autologin enabled so that took me back to to gnome.
>> The only way I could get out of this trap was to edit
>> /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager DISPLAYMANAGER_AUTOLOGIN setting to
>> disable auto login and then get back to kde.
>> This is a bug and I was wondering if anybody else has filed a bug
>> against this, before I make one?
>> Regards
>> Dave P
>>    
> Hi Dave
>
> I have a similar problem that I  can get the blank screen with a mouse
> pointer, but can get past this stage by switching to a console and
> issuing a kill against the 'xcompmgr -c' process
>
> This only happens on one machine - an openSuSE 11.1 64 bit system with
> the nvidia drivers.  I haven't found a fix for it yet.
>
> Cheers
>
> Pete
I am running factory x86_64 and have a few packages installed that
depend on gnome packages and I assume this has caused the gnome option
to be installed in the login screen. I don't think you will find a fix
as it's obviously a bug that allows the gnome option when no gnome
desktop is available. Do you have kde4.3 on your system possibly or do
you have a standard 11.1 system? I can't remember this existing on my
original 11.1 before I continued onto factory. I only noticed this when
I was trying to find out if kde systems were preventing a package from
working properly.
Regards
Dave P
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Re: Kdm allows gnome login when no gnome desktop exists

Dave Plater
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Dave Plater wrote:

> Hi, I noticed that gnome was offered as an option in kdm4's login screen
> and made the mistake of selecting it out of curiosity. This resulted in
> a blank screen with a mouse pointer from which there was no normal exit,
> except for switching to root console and init 3 then init5,
> unfortunately I have autologin enabled so that took me back to to gnome.
> The only way I could get out of this trap was to edit
> /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager DISPLAYMANAGER_AUTOLOGIN setting to
> disable auto login and then get back to kde.
> This is a bug and I was wondering if anybody else has filed a bug
> against this, before I make one?
> Regards
> Dave P
>  
Submitted https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=523774
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Dave P
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