Urgent F23 testing request: logout bugs

Adam Williamson adamwill at fedoraproject.org
Wed Oct 21 16:13:30 UTC 2015

Hi folks!

So we're building 23 Final RC2 now, but we have a couple of outstanding
proposed blocker bugs, and we could use some more data to evaluate

The way to test is really simple:

* Install F23 Final TC11 Workstation or KDE live[1]
* Create a user and log in
* Log out a bunch of times. Just keep logging in and out.

Ideally try this both in a VM and on a real system, if you have a spare
system to test on.

There are two bugs that you might hit:

1. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1272737
2. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1273247

With the first one, the system gets stuck at a black screen after
logging out. You won't be able to switch to a TTY or anything, but if
you have another system, you'll find that ssh'ing in still works. So
far it seems this bug *only* affects Workstation (we believe it
involves Wayland, and Workstation has GDM-on-Wayland). It seems easy to
reproduce in a KVM, harder to reproduce on a real system, but some
testers have reproduced it on a real system after several attempts.
We're particularly interested in whether you hit it on a real system,
and if so, how often.

With the second bug, assuming you don't hit the first bug, the cursor
disappears on the login screen, possibly after you click somewhere
(e.g. the password text entry box). Roshi says he sees something like
this on Workstation but not KDE, kparal says he sees it on KDE but not
Workstation, and I can't reproduce it on either. This one is probably
only reproducible in a KVM, but of course let us know if you manage to
trigger it on a real system!

If you could report back to the list what configuration you tested on,
and whether and how often you managed to reproduce either bug, that
would be a great help. For virtual machine testing, please let us know:

* What virtualization system you used (KVM/virt-manager is preferred)
* For a KVM:
  ** Whether your VM has a virtual 'tablet' input device (one
     is often created by default, so check in virt-manager)
  ** What video adapter and viewer you're using (e.g. qxl/SPICE or
  ** What OS and release is running on the host system
  ** The graphics adapter and driver being used on the host system


[1] Downloads:
Adam Williamson
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