Bug#271567: gnome-session: gksu programs block the session startup

Christophe Combelles Christophe Combelles <ccomb@free.fr>, 271567@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 13 Sep 2004 20:58:54 +0200

Package: gnome-session
Version: 2.6.2-5
Severity: important

- start: Applications -> DesktopPreferences -> Advanced -> Sessions
- check the option "Show splash screen on login"
- check the option "Automatically save changes to session"
- close the session dialog
- start synaptic
(it should first start gksu to ask root passwd)
- while synaptic is running, logout with Actions->logout
- it tells that synaptic does not support saving its setup into the
  session. confirm and logout.
- login again
-> Synaptic has been saved in the session. So during the session startup, the gksu dialog box
appears, but is hidden behind the gnome splashscreen. It is invisible
and the session startup is blocked. Depending on the focus settings, it
can be unblocked by hitting Enter, but you have to know it, and it is
not always the case.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-1-k7
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8

Versions of packages gnome-session depends on:
ii  desktop-base              0.3.14         common files for the Debian Deskto
ii  libart-2.0-2              2.3.16-6       Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0               1.6.1-3        The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libaudiofile0             0.2.6-4        Open-source version of SGI's audio
ii  libbonobo2-0              2.6.2-6        Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0            2.6.1-1        The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-16   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libesd-alsa0 [libesd0]    0.2.34-1       Enlightened Sound Daemon (ALSA) - 
ii  libgconf2-4               2.6.4-2        GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.4.6-2        The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome2-0           The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0      A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0          The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0            2.6.2-2        The GNOME virtual file-system libr
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.4.9-1        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-7 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  liborbit2                 1:2.10.2-1.1   libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.4.1-2        Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0                  1.7-5          lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-7 X Window System Session Management
ii  libwrap0                  7.6.dbs-6      Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  libx11-6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-7 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxml2                   2.6.11-3       GNOME XML library
ii  libxmu6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-7 X Window System miscellaneous util
ii  libxrandr2                4.3.0.dfsg.1-7 X Window System Resize, Rotate and
ii  libxrender1               0.8.3-7        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-7 X Toolkit Intrinsics
ii  xlibs                     4.3.0.dfsg.1-7 X Window System client libraries m
ii  zlib1g                    1:    compression library - runtime

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