[Bug 62031] GDM sometimes does not start correct on XDMCP remote session

Hans-Werner Dietz wassaski at gmx.de
Sat Sep 23 16:19:41 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

I am using dapper with Gnome and want to do remote logon with XDMCP from
a Windows PC by using XMING and this doesnt work everytime.

After a local logon on the dapper machine everything is fine.
Then remote logon via XDMCP also works. Get a warning that I am already logged in and everything is fine.

Without local logon on the dapper machine the remote logon fails (partially). Graphical logon and password worked, but the result of the logon is an empty brown background in XMING without nautilus. 
 When I login via putty and SSH and call "ps -e" I can see a GDM but no nautilus.

This happens with dapper 6.06 DVD version. I also make an update to last
version via internet last week, so I thing now I have 6.06.01. The
problem stay.

For setup of remote login I used the graphical gdmsetup (remote...->"same as local")
I crosschecked the gdm.conf... everything is like I expected but only works with remote XDMCP session if I make a local logon before.

Found some blogs of people who get this brown sreens also with
connection from CYGWIN to dapper. So maybe it is reproduceble  with

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

GDM sometimes does not start correct on XDMCP remote session

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