[Bug 80339] /etc/init.d/gdm restart fails to start gdm

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Wed Jan 17 21:45:49 GMT 2007


Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: gdm

Just today I tried to restart gdm with sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart from
an X terminal.  The server shut down (it took quite some time, > 10
seconds, for a while I thought the system crashed), and I was left
looking at a text console.

/var/log/daemon.log has this:

Jan 17 22:31:02 localhost gdm[26242]: Display :0 is busy. There is another X server running already.
Jan 17 22:31:05 localhost gdm[26242]: Display :0 is busy. There is another X server running already.

Looks like /etc/init.d/gdm restart does not wait for the current gdm to
fully shut down before it tries to start a new one.

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

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/etc/init.d/gdm restart fails to start gdm
https://launchpad.net/bugs/80339



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