Bug#508791: base: multiuser functionality problem in gdm, desktop, etc

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Mon Dec 15 13:51:18 UTC 2008

Le lundi 15 décembre 2008 à 13:12 +0100, Marek Poks a écrit :
> Package: base
> Severity: normal
> loged into gnome. selecting log out/switch user. selecting another user.
> trying to login on it. white screen appears with mouse cursor only.
> the only way to fix it is to kill gdm and start it again.
> same problem appears when trying to run two instances of display manager
> (one on F7 key and one on F8). sometimes both are run, but when switching
> from one to another very often one of then becomes a white screen.
> having testing debian fully updated some about 10.12.2008

What do you mean with “two instances of display manager”? GDM, as a
daemon, is not meant to be started twice. You can configure it to run on
two displays, though.

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