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Old 12-16-2007, 03:20 AM
Craig White
 
Default GDM Greeter Hangs, 92% CPU. Cannot bring up FedoraInfinityLogin screen.

On Sat, 2007-12-15 at 20:14 -0800, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> >Subject: Re: GDM Greeter Hangs, 92% CPU. Cannot bring up
> >FedoraInfinityLogin screen.
> >
> >On Sat, 2007-12-15 at 19:25 -0800, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> >> At some point, I was able to use the GDM login screen with
> >> fedorainfinity-gdm-theme and doing my normal things with
> >> fedora for at least two weeks after an install and somewhere
> >> along the way after a reboot, GDM failed to bring up the
> >> login screen. Crl-Alt-F1, and logging in a term session,
> >> running Top - revealed that the gdmgreeter was running
> >> a full solid 92%
> >>
> >> Ok, darn.
> >>
> >> I proceeded to use add Enable=True under the [Debug] section
> >> in /etc/gdm/custom.conf and noticed on a gdm-restart - the debug
> >> information was spewed in /var/log/messages file. LOTS of debug
> >> data there. It appears that the debug stops spewing at the greeter
> >> message handshake - but still running 92% CPU load.
> >>
> >> Double Darn. Ok, fine.
> >>
> >> The next step was to cd /usr/share/gdm, and look at the default.conf
> >> file. At line 520:
> >>
> >> GrahpicalThemes=FedoraInfinity
> >> #GraphicalThemes=circles/:happygnome
> >>
> >> I commented out 'FedoraInfinity' theme and selected
> >> the 'happygnome' theme, did a gdm-restart and
> >> LO' AND BEHOLD!!
> >>
> >> The login screen came up!!!
> >>
> >> So, before jumping the gun with self-pride.... WHAT THE F*** is
> >> going ON!?!?!?
> >>
> >> Something in FedoraInfinity Theme is causing the gdmgreeter to
> >> blow up?
> >>
> >> Is this a bug or what?
> >----
> >I vaguely recollect that FedoraInfinity gdm greeter used getent passwd
> >to generate the list of users...have you been editing /etc/passwd by
> >hand? Any problems running 'getent passwd' ?
>
> Yes, I did add entries by hand at first but then removed them and
> used adduser command, then went back and cleaned it up by hand.
>
> I ran 'getent passwd' and it database dumped the passwd file,
> so it seems.
>
> >
> >That's all I could think of...I use kdm
> >
> >But considering that gdm-greeter and FedoraInfinity is default
> >on a new install, if there was a problem, it would certainly be
> >in bugzilla...did you check?
>
> No, I did not but I did use google search and there were complaints
> about it and various responses but none that solved the underlying
> issue. That is why I experimented and found out that it was somehow
> FedoraInfinity that was causing it - albeit maybe only a symptom.
> Dunno.
>
> Can you give me a link to Bugzilla - it's been many years since
> I have gone there. But even if you do, I am not sure what to
> do... just post a bug report like I described what I did in this
> posting?
>
> Anyway, I thought for SURE it was caused by ISPConfig because it
> was there that I experienced all sorts of wierd stuff - I lost
> the use of setroubleshoot/sealert (runs high CPU), and then could
> not get the GDM login screen - so I basically went through and
> started removing all the packages including ISPConfig that I added
> one by one so that I knew there was nothing left that I did not
> install myself.
>
> At that point - I decided to dive into /etc/gdm and /usr/share/gdm
> and so now I *think* it's that newfalngled FedoraInfinity theme
> and it means what it means - the gdmgreeter runs to fedora infinity
> at high CPU loads! :P
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http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla

Again...since you are talking about the default greeter and the default
Theme, I tend to doubt that this is an endemic problem but rather
something caused by something you did or installed somewhere.

Craig

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