jesse@aztec:~$ xsplash --help ** ERROR **: Failed to setresgid to `gdm' aborting... Aborted (core dumped)

Bug #474712 reported by galen
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xsplash
Medium
Cody Russell
xsplash (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Cody Russell

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xsplash

jesse@aztec:~$ xsplash --help

** ERROR **: Failed to setresgid to `gdm'
aborting...
Aborted (core dumped)

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Nov 4 13:51:36 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: xsplash 0.8.4-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: xsplash
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

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galen (galenthegeometer) wrote :
Cody Russell (bratsche)
Changed in xsplash (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Cody Russell (bratsche)
importance: Medium → Undecided
Changed in xsplash:
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Cody Russell (bratsche)
Cody Russell (bratsche)
Changed in xsplash:
status: New → In Progress
Cody Russell (bratsche)
Changed in xsplash:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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Paul van Genderen (paulvg) wrote :

Was this really fixed? It still happens on my Ubuntu:

paulvg@ubuntu:~$ xsplash --help

** ERROR **: Failed to setresgid to `gdm'
aborting...
Afgebroken

It only works when running xsplash as root.

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ITCons (a-schmid) wrote :

Same error here. I am on karmic koala, kernel:
Linux netclient-64bit 2.6.31-14-server #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 15:07:34 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I built xsplash from sources, version:
xsplash-0.8.5

and still get the same mistake.
Will there be a fix for this bug soon?

I will have to switch back to Usplash, I assume...

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ITCons (a-schmid) wrote :

Oh I forgot to mention. Applying the diff did not result in any change.

Cody Russell (bratsche)
Changed in xsplash:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

This package has been removed from Ubuntu. Closing all related bugs.

Changed in xsplash (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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