Bug#582292: gnome-desktop-environment: Activating fuse, udev, udev-mtab, ufw in Gnome's Service Settings hardlocks the computer

BAndersson skrappost at blixtmail.se
Wed May 19 19:44:19 UTC 2010

Package: gnome-desktop-environment
Version: 1:2.28+7
Severity: normal
Tags: squeeze

Vanilla install of squeeze, kept up-to-date with aptitude update, aptitude
dist-upgrade. Latest update today. Installed Gnome d-e through aptitude install

For some reason I activated fuse, udev, udev-mtab, and ufw through Gnome's
Service Settings facility (System -> Administration -> Services). Logging out
immediately caused a hardlock of of computer at gdm. No functioning keyboard or
mouse. A reboot will only result in a hardlocked gdm again. Debian's kernel
2.6.32-4-686 with the nouveau driver or 2.6.32-3-686 with the nv driver give
the same sad result.

The immediate solution is to reboot in safety mode, log in as root, and remove
the 50fuse, 50udev, 50udev-mtab, and 50ufw items from /etc/rc2.d/ .

One bug is that this misconfiguration can be done in the Service Settings, i.e.
activating already running services (they are started in /etc/rcS.d/ per
default) with a lockup as a result.

Another bug is that the items (fuse, udev, etc. ) are not indicated as being
active when opening the Service Settings for the first time. The tick box is

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-4-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-desktop-environment depends on:
ii  alacarte                     0.13.1-1    easy GNOME menu editing tool
ii  brasero                      2.30.1-1    CD/DVD burning application for GNO
ii  cheese                       2.30.1-1    A tool to take pictures and videos
ii  deskbar-applet               2.30.1-1    universal search and navigation ba
ii  desktop-base                 5.0.5       common files for the Debian Deskto
ii  dmz-cursor-theme             0.4.1       Style neutral, scalable cursor the
ii  ekiga                        3.2.6-1     H.323 and SIP compatible VoIP clie
ii  empathy                      2.28.2-3    High-level library and user-interf
ii  epiphany-browser [gnome-www- 2.29.3-1    Intuitive GNOME web browser
ii  evince                       2.30.1-2    Document (postscript, pdf) viewer
ii  evolution                    2.28.3-1+b1 groupware suite with mail client a
ii  evolution-data-server  evolution database backend server
ii  fast-user-switch-applet      2.24.0-4    Applet for the GNOME panel providi
ii  file-roller          an archive manager for GNOME
ii  gcalctool                    5.30.1-1    GNOME desktop calculator
ii  gconf-editor                 2.30.0-2    An editor for the GConf configurat
ii  gdm                          2.20.10-3   GNOME Display Manager
ii  gksu                         2.0.2-2+b1  graphical frontend to su
ii  gnome-about                  2.30.0-2    The GNOME about box
ii  gnome-backgrounds            2.30.0-1    a set of backgrounds packaged with
ii  gnome-bluetooth              2.30.0-1    GNOME Bluetooth tools
ii  gnome-core                   1:2.28+7    The GNOME Desktop Environment -- e
ii  gnome-disk-utility           2.30.1-1    manage and configure disk drives a
ii  gnome-keyring                2.30.1-2    GNOME keyring services (daemon and
ii  gnome-media                  2.30.0-1    GNOME media utilities
ii  gnome-netstatus-applet       2.28.1-1    Network status applet for GNOME
ii  gnome-nettool                2.30.0-1    network information tool for GNOME
ii  gnome-screensaver            2.30.0-1    GNOME screen saver and locker
ii  gnome-system-monitor         2.28.1-1    Process viewer and system resource
ii  gnome-system-tools           2.30.1-2    Cross-platform configuration utili
ii  gnome-themes                 2.30.1-1    official themes for the GNOME desk
ii  gnome-user-guide             2.30.1-1    GNOME user's guide
ii  gnome-user-share             2.30.0-1    User level public file sharing via
ii  gnome-utils                  2.30.0-1    GNOME desktop utilities
ii  gstreamer0.10-alsa           0.10.29-1   GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base   0.10.29-1   GStreamer plugins from the "base" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good   0.10.22-1   GStreamer plugins from the "good" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-tools          0.10.29-1   Tools for use with GStreamer
ii  gtk2-engines                 1:2.20.1-1  theme engines for GTK+ 2.x
ii  gucharmap                    1:2.30.1-1  Unicode character picker and font 
ii  gvfs-backends                1.6.1-1     userspace virtual filesystem - bac
ii  gvfs-bin                     1.6.1-1     userspace virtual filesystem - bin
ii  hamster-applet               2.30.1-1    time tracking applet for GNOME
ii  iceweasel [gnome-www-browser 3.5.9-3     Web browser based on Firefox
ii  libgnome2-perl               1.042-2     Perl interface to the GNOME librar
ii  policykit-1-gnome            0.96-2      GNOME authentication agent for Pol
ii  seahorse                     2.30.1-2    GNOME front end for GnuPG
ii  seahorse-plugins             2.30.1-2    seahorse plugins and utilities for
ii  sound-juicer                 2.28.2-1    GNOME CD Ripper
ii  totem                        2.30.1-2    A simple media player for the GNOM
ii  totem-plugins                2.30.1-2    Plugins for the Totem media player
ii  vinagre                      2.30.1-1    remote desktop client for the GNOM
ii  vino                         2.28.2-1    VNC server for GNOME
ii  xdg-user-dirs                0.12-1      tool to manage well known user dir
ii  zenity                       2.30.0-1    Display graphical dialog boxes fro

Versions of packages gnome-desktop-environment recommends:
ii  gnome-accessibility           1:2.28+7   The GNOME desktop environment -- a
ii  gnome-games                   1:2.30.1-1 games for the GNOME desktop

Versions of packages gnome-desktop-environment suggests:
pn  gnome-dbg                     <none>     (no description available)

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