[Bug 66000] Random themed gdm bug

Ruudiculus ruudbeukema at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 22:14:59 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

I added a few gdm login themes and selected the option to randomly
choose one of them each startup.

The next time I reboot, gdm gives error messages summarized as "can't
load the themed login screen; using the plain gdm login screen instead".

No big deal, a login theme might be corrupted or non-existing. But after
that the plain gdm login screen shows a "username" field/editbox in
which I can't type!

The mouse works, so I clicked in the field, but no cursor is shown (so
it is not that the keyboard-driver doesn't get loaded properly).

I fixed the problem non-graphically (in /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom) by
setting the "GraphicalThemeRand" in the "[greeter]" back to false. It
however seems to be a bug...

** Affects: gdm (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

Random themed gdm bug

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