On Xorg gui logon, when type password first time, X server resets once.

Bug #532183 reported by SeanBoran on 2010-03-04
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xorg-server (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

- boot to gui logon screen
- click on my usernbame, and start typing the password
- after about the 5th character, the xserver resetes, GUI goes way, comes back and presents the login screen again.
- 2nd attempt to enter password works just fine.

- I use an nvidia driver, but also noticed the same behavior with the opensource driver: an Xorg issue?
- It happens every time after a reboot.
- Even if I wait a minute before type the password, it makes no difference: not a timing issue

Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 beta, updated today. But notice this for several weeks.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Mar 4 21:44:05 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
DkmsStatus: nvidia-173, 173.14.22, 2.6.32-12-generic-pae, i686: installed (WARNING! Diff between built and installed module!)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100209)
MachineType: Dell Inc. MXG061
Package: xorg 1:7.5+1ubuntu11
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-12-generic-pae root=UUID=d0ac9329-72bd-4696-a52f-7707e4467cd3 ro quiet splash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-12.17-generic-pae
SourcePackage: nvidia-graphics-drivers
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-12-generic-pae i686
dmi.bios.date: 06/27/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A07
dmi.board.name: 0CF456
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA07:bd06/27/2007:svnDellInc.:pnMXG061:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0CF456:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr:
dmi.product.name: MXG061
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
 distro: Ubuntu
 codename: lucidarchitecture: i686kernel: 2.6.32-12-generic-pae

SeanBoran (sean-boran) wrote :
Cédric OCHS (kervala) wrote :

I have exactly the same problem. I activated auto-login with GDM and first time I'm prompted for a password, I type it in the dialog box, press Enter and the session is closing and I'm at GDM login. If I validate my password clicking on the "Validate" button, all is fine and the session is not closed.

I'm also using nvidia proprietary driver under up-to-date Lucid Lynx.

They seems to be the same bugs as :


James P. Carter (jpcarter) wrote :

I have changed the package selection to xorg-server.

affects: ubuntu → xorg-server (Ubuntu)
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