Bug#440563: gdm crashes with two monitors xinerama, gdmgreeter message

yellow protoss yellowprotoss at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 19:38:04 UTC 2007

Package: gdm
Version: 2.16.4-1
Severity: normal

I see that gdm is running and
a gdmgreeter prompt is on the main screen of the system. After
I login, do some work and logout, for some reason /usr/bin/gdmgreeter
is no longer running. Therefore, I do not have a login prompt. At the moment all I am able to do is kill -9 all the gdm processes and process "1" restarts gdm properly with gdmgreeter.

After lot of searching, It looks like the file present in sarge

is now to /usr/lib/gdm/gdmgreeter
I hence added this to  /etc/gdm/gdm.conf :

I hope it solves it.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages gdm depends on:
ii  adduser                3.102             Add and remove users and groups
ii  aterm [x-terminal-emul 1.0.0-4           Afterstep XVT - a VT102 emulator f
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.11            Debian configuration management sy
ii  eterm [x-terminal-emul  Enlightened Terminal Emulator
ii  fluxbox [x-window-mana 0.9.14-1.2        Highly configurable and low resour
ii  gksu                   2.0.0-1           graphical frontend to su
ii  gnome-session          2.14.3-5          The GNOME 2 Session Manager
ii  icewm [x-window-manage 1.2.28-4          wonderful Win95-OS/2-Motif-like wi
ii  konsole [x-terminal-em 4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6 X terminal emulator for KDE
ii  kwin [x-window-manager 4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6 the KDE window manager
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.17-1          Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.12.4-3          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libattr1               2.4.32-1          Extended attribute shared library
ii  libc6                  2.3.6.ds1-13etch2 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.2.4-4           The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdmx1                1:1.0.2-2         X11 Distributed Multihead extensio
ii  libfontconfig1         2.4.2-1.2         generic font configuration library
ii  libglade2-0            1:2.6.0-4         library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.12.4-2          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0      2.14.0-2          A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.8.20-7          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpam-modules         0.79-4            Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime         0.79-4            Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g               0.79-4            Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.14.8-5          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0               1.10-3            lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  librsvg2-2             2.14.4-3          SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  librsvg2-common        2.14.4-3          SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libselinux1            1.32-3            SELinux shared libraries
ii  libwrap0               7.6.dbs-13        Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  libx11-6               2:1.0.3-7         X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                1:1.0.1-2         X11 authorisation library
ii  libxcursor1            1.1.7-4           X cursor management library
ii  libxdmcp6              1:1.0.1-2         X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii  libxext6               1:1.0.1-2         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3             1:4.0.1-5         X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6                 1:1.0.1-4         X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1           1:1.0.1-4.1       X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxml2                2.6.27.dfsg-1     GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2             2:       X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1            1:0.9.1-3         X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  lsb-base               3.1-23.2etch1     Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  metacity [x-window-man 1:2.14.5-4        A lightweight GTK2 based Window Ma
ii  mrxvt [x-terminal-emul 0.5.2-2           lightweight multi-tabbed X termina
ii  openbox [x-window-mana 3.3-2.1           standards compliant, fast, light-w
ii  rxvt [x-terminal-emula 1:2.6.4-10        VT102 terminal emulator for the X 
ii  rxvt-unicode [x-termin 7.9-2             RXVT-like terminal emulator with U
ii  tinywm [x-window-manag 1.3-4             tiny window manager
ii  wterm [x-terminal-emul 6.2.9-8           lightweight terminal emulator for 
ii  xbase-clients          1:7.1.ds1-2       miscellaneous X clients
ii  xfce4-terminal [x-term      Xfce terminal emulator
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emul 222-1etch2        X terminal emulator

Versions of packages gdm recommends:
ii  dialog                    1.0-20060221-3 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  gdm-themes                0.5.1          Themes for the GNOME Display Manag
ii  whiptail                  0.52.2-10      Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  zenity                    2.14.3-1       Display graphical dialog boxes fro

-- debconf information:
  gdm/daemon_name: /usr/bin/gdm
* shared/default-x-display-manager: gdm

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