Bug#564115: gdm: Becomes useless when I return from a tty

Javier Marta uncualunque at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 19:21:26 UTC 2010

Package: gdm
Version: 2.20.10-1
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

When I return from a tty, the login text box doesn't allow me to write anything, and the Session, Actions, etc. buttons do not respond. Restarting gdm doesn't solve the problem, so I have to reboot the computer.
Gdm also crashes when I normally use the computer, no matter which desktop environment is running, and as CTRL ALT Backspace doesn't work, I have to restart it from a tty, with the problem mentioned above.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=es_UY.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_UY.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gdm depends on:
ii  adduser              3.112               add and remove users and groups
ii  awesome [x-window-ma 3.4.2-3             highly configurable, next generati
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0 1.5.28              Debian configuration management sy
ii  dwm [x-window-manage 5.7.2-1             dynamic window manager
ii  fluxbox [x-window-ma 1.1.1-5             Highly configurable and low resour
ii  gksu                 2.0.2-2+b1          graphical frontend to su
ii  gnome-session [x-ses 2.28.0-4            The GNOME Session Manager
ii  gnome-terminal [x-te 2.28.2-1            The GNOME terminal emulator applic
ii  konsole [x-terminal- 4:4.3.2-1           X terminal emulator for KDE 4
ii  libart-2.0-2         2.3.20-2            Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0          1.28.0-1            The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libattr1             1:2.4.44-1          Extended attribute shared library
ii  libc6                2.10.2-2            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2            1.8.8-2             The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3          1.2.16-2            simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2     0.82-2              simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdmx1              1:1.0.2-3           X11 Distributed Multihead extensio
ii  libfontconfig1       2.6.0-4.2           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6         2.3.11-1            FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglade2-0          1:2.6.4-1           library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.22.3-1            The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0    2.26.0-1            A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgtk2.0-0          2.18.3-1            The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpam-modules       1.1.0-4             Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime       1.1.0-4             Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g             1.1.0-4             Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpango1.0-0        1.26.2-1            Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  librsvg2-2           2.26.0-1            SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  librsvg2-common      2.26.0-1            SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libselinux1          2.0.89-4            SELinux runtime shared libraries
ii  libwrap0             7.6.q-18            Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  libx11-6             2:1.3.2-1           X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6              1:1.0.5-1           X11 authorisation library
ii  libxdmcp6            1:1.0.3-1           X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii  libxext6             2:1.0.4-1           X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxi6               2:1.2.1-2           X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1         2:1.0.3-2           X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxml2              2.7.6.dfsg-1        GNOME XML library
ii  lsb-base             3.2-23              Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  lxsession [x-session 0.3.8+svn20090521-1 a lightweight X11 session manager
ii  lxterminal [x-termin 0.1.6-1             desktop independent vte-based term
ii  metacity [x-window-m 1:2.28.0-3          lightweight GTK+ window manager
ii  openbox [x-window-ma 3.4.8-1             standards compliant, fast, light-w
ii  twm [x-window-manage 1:1.0.4-2           Tab window manager
ii  wmii [x-window-manag 3.6+debian-7        lightweight tabbed and tiled X11 w
ii  xterm [x-terminal-em 251-1               X terminal emulator

Versions of packages gdm recommends:
ii  dialog                    1.1-20080819-1 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  gdm-themes                0.6.2          Themes for the GNOME Display Manag
ii  whiptail                  0.52.10-5      Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  xserver-xephyr            2:1.6.5-1      nested X server
ii  xserver-xorg              1:7.4+4        the X.Org X server
ii  zenity                    2.28.0-1       Display graphical dialog boxes fro

Versions of packages gdm suggests:
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring          2.28.2-1   PAM module to unlock the GNOME key
ii  locales                       2.10.2-2   GNU C Library: National Language (
ii  pm-utils              utilities and scripts for power ma

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

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