[Bug 542338] Re: GDM crashes when Sugar session is selected

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Thu Aug 11 07:45:54 UTC 2011

** Changed in: sugar-0.88 (Debian)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  GDM crashes when Sugar session is selected

Status in “sugar-0.88” package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix
Status in “sugar-0.88” source package in Lucid:
Status in “sugar-0.88” package in Debian:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  *** START SRU INFO *** 
  This package causes GDM to crash as-is. The fix is to add a comment to the .desktop file. This is not fixed in Maverick, but the fix has been well-tested and will be included in the next Debian version of the package. slangasek on IRC said he didn't see a problem with uploading this without fixing it in Maverick first. 

  ** TEST CASE **
  Install sugar-0.88. Switch to GDM. Select a user, and select "Sugar" as the session. 

  OLD BEHAVIOR: GDM should crash, disappearing from the screen.
  NEW BEHAVIOR: The option is selected. 

  *** END SRU INFO ***
  I installed Sugar, and the session is properly listed as an option from GDM, but as soon as I select that session with the combo box GDM immediately crashes. This does not happen for any other sessions and occurs all the time for me.

  I poked through the system log and the following stood out:

  Mar 19 17:30:45 dylan-netbook gdm-session-worker[1439]: GLib-GObject-CRITICAL: g_value_get_boolean: assertion `G_VALUE_HOLDS_BOOLEAN (value)' failed
  Mar 19 17:30:49 dylan-netbook gdm-simple-slave[933]: CRITICAL: Cannot read specified session file: sugar.desktop
  Mar 19 17:30:49 dylan-netbook gdm-binary[767]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.112974 seconds
  Mar 19 17:30:49 dylan-netbook gdm-simple-greeter[1477]: WARNING: error opening connection: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/gdm-greeter-CveyZvQE: Connection refused

  The fact that GDM is crashing is being filed as a separate bug.

  Here is % cat /usr/share/xsessions/sugar.desktop
  [Desktop Entry]

  ProblemType: Bug
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Fri Mar 19 17:41:36 2010
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  NonfreeKernelModules: wl
  Package: sugar-session-0.88 0.87.2-1
  PackageArchitecture: all
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-16.25-generic
  SourcePackage: sugar-0.88
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-16-generic i686

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