Bug#508791: base: multiuser functionality problem in gdm, desktop, etc

Marek Poks markpoks at wp.pl
Mon Dec 15 16:13:28 UTC 2008


i meant that i have had started gdm and paralelly kdm. first was on F7,  
second one on F8.
and after some time, when trying to switch from one disp. mnanager to  
another, the white screen
error occurs.

i have noticed this error half a year ago, but i didn't report it until  


On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 14:51:18 +0100, Josselin Mouette <joss at debian.org>  

> Le lundi 15 décembre 2008 à 13:12 +0100, Marek Poks a écrit :
>> Package: base
>> Severity: normal
>> loged into gnome. selecting log out/switch user. selecting another user.
>> trying to login on it. white screen appears with mouse cursor only.
>> the only way to fix it is to kill gdm and start it again.
>> same problem appears when trying to run two instances of display manager
>> (one on F7 key and one on F8). sometimes both are run, but when  
>> switching
>> from one to another very often one of then becomes a white screen.
>> having testing debian fully updated some about 10.12.2008
> What do you mean with “two instances of display manager”? GDM, as a
> daemon, is not meant to be started twice. You can configure it to run on
> two displays, though.
> Cheers,

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