Bug#641087: gdm: gdm displaying problems

Martin Dosch martin.dosch at gmx.net
Sat Sep 10 10:03:08 UTC 2011

Package: gdm3
Version: 3.0.4-2
Severity: normal
File: gdm

Dear Maintainer,

when gdm starts after reboot and I hit return the field for entering my password is not displayed. But if I type the password and hit enter I get logged in into gnome. So it's just a displaying problem. If I switch to vt1 and back to the X-Server, the field for entering the password is displayed.
when I'm away from laptop for some time I have to enter my password again but then nothing is displayed. I only see a black screen. After switching to vt1 and back to x the dialogue for unlocking my laptop is displayed.
I'm using Debian Testing (was LMDE, but I removed Mint-Repos and programs) with Gnome3 from experimental/unstable.

Best wishes,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (800, 'stable'), (750, 'unstable'), (250, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-rc4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gdm3 depends on:
ii  accountsservice                             0.6.13-1    
ii  adduser                                     3.113       
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend                     0.7.5-3     
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]                       1.5.40      
ii  gconf2                                      2.32.4-1    
ii  gnome-session [x-session-manager]           3.0.2-2     
ii  gnome-session-bin                           3.0.2-2     
ii  gnome-session-fallback [x-session-manager]  3.0.2-2     
ii  gnome-terminal [x-terminal-emulator]        3.0.1-1     
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                   3.0.1-1     
ii  i3-wm [x-window-manager]                    4.0.2-1     
ii  libaccountsservice0                         0.6.13-1    
ii  libatk1.0-0                                 2.0.1-2     
ii  libattr1                                    1:2.4.46-3  
ii  libaudit0                                   1.7.18-1    
ii  libc6                                       2.13-18     
ii  libcairo-gobject2                           1.10.2-6.1  
ii  libcairo2                                   1.10.2-6.1  
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0                          0.28-1      
ii  libcanberra0                                0.28-1      
ii  libdbus-1-3                                 1.4.14-1    
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                            0.94-4      
ii  libfontconfig1                              2.8.0-3     
ii  libfreetype6                                2.4.6-2     
ii  libgconf2-4                                 2.32.4-1    
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                          2.23.5-3    
ii  libglib2.0-0                                2.28.6-3    
ii  libglib2.0-bin                              2.28.6-3    
ii  libgtk-3-0                                  3.0.12-2    
ii  libpam-modules                              1.1.3-2     
ii  libpam-runtime                              1.1.3-2     
ii  libpam0g                                    1.1.3-2     
ii  libpango1.0-0                               1.28.4-3    
ii  librsvg2-common                             2.34.0-1    
ii  libselinux1                                 2.1.0-1     
ii  libupower-glib1                             0.9.12-1+b1 
ii  libwrap0                                    7.6.q-21    
ii  libx11-6                                    2:1.4.4-1   
ii  libxau6                                     1:1.0.6-3   
ii  libxdmcp6                                   1:1.1.0-3   
ii  libxklavier16                               5.1-2       
ii  libxml2                                     2.7.8.dfsg-4
ii  libxrandr2                                  2:1.3.2-2   
ii  lsb-base                                    3.2-28      
ii  metacity [x-window-manager]                 1:2.30.1-3  
ii  policykit-1-gnome                           0.102-1     
ii  upower                                      0.9.12-1+b1 
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator]                 271-1       

Versions of packages gdm3 recommends:
ii  at-spi                 1.30.1-3
ii  desktop-base           6.0.6   
ii  gnome-icon-theme       3.0.0-4 
ii  gnome-power-manager    3.0.2-1 
ii  gnome-settings-daemon  3.0.2-1 
ii  x11-xkb-utils          7.6+4   
ii  xserver-xephyr         <none>  
ii  xserver-xorg           <none>  
ii  zenity                 3.0.0-2 

Versions of packages gdm3 suggests:
ii  gnome-mag             1:0.16.3-1
ii  gnome-orca            3.0.4-1   
ii  gok                   2.30.0-1  
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring  3.0.3-2   
ii  metacity              1:2.30.1-3

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/gdm3/daemon.conf changed:

/etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults changed:
/desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename	/usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint/default_background.jpg
/desktop/gnome/background/picture_options	stretched
/desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme		Mint-X
/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager		false

/etc/gdm3/greeter.gsettings changed:

-- debconf information:
* shared/default-x-display-manager: gdm3
  gdm3/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/gdm3

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