server selection panel appears on switching users when there are commented out server entries

Bug #82755 reported by Johannes Thoma on 2007-02-01
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gdm (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

When switching users I get a panel that asks Choose an X server to start with two entries:

Standard X Server
Standard X Server

shortly before the screen switches to the view where I can either enter my own password to unlock the screen or select press Switch User again to choose a user to switch to.

I experimented with alternative servers (Xvnc) but commented out the lines in /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom again, like so:

[servers]
# 1=VNC

[server-VNC]
# name=VNC server
# command=/usr/bin/Xvnc -passwordfile=/home/johannes/.vnc/passwd

(note the whitespace). The /etc/gdm/gdm.conf was left untouched.

It is really a minor issue, does not hurt anybody, but might confuse users (when selecting an X-Server from the panel, which is possible when the session is restored again, a (new?) X server is started with a default login. what happened to the old X server? and so on ..).

Thanks all

- Johannes

Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

Hi Johannes
Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with the development version of Ubuntu, Hardy Heron?

Thanks in advance.

Changed in gdm:
assignee: nobody → sourcercito
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

Hi there,

Thank you for your eMail. I currently do not have access to
a Hardy system (I still use Dapper), and it is really a minor issue,
so I think it is best to close the bug.

- Johannes

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 03:41:28 -0000
> Von: Basilio Kublik <email address hidden>
> An: <email address hidden>
> Betreff: [Bug 82755] Re: server selection panel appears on switching users when there are commented out server entries

> Hi Johannes
> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any
> activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can
> you try with the development version of Ubuntu, Hardy Heron?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> ** Changed in: gdm (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
> Assignee: (unassigned) => Basilio Kublik (sourcercito)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> server selection panel appears on switching users when there are commented
> out server entries
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/82755
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
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Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

Hi Johannes
Thanks for your time and feedback, I'll close this bug then, but if you are able to reproduce later in the new version of ubuntu, please feel free to open a new bug report about this issue.

Thanks again!!

Changed in gdm:
assignee: sourcercito → nobody
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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