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Gnome gdm does not allow me to unlock

asked 2018-11-01 12:41:46 -0500

teodoro777 gravatar image

After updating to fedora 29, the first access works regularly. But as soon as I lock the session, I can no longer unlock it. This is because by pressing "enter" or by swiping up, gdm does not seem to respond. The shutdown menu at the top right, however, continues to work. This is rpm -qaV: And this is journalctl -xe:

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This is a not-so-elegant workaround: Switch to another TTY (i.e., Ctrl-Alt-3), login and issue the following command: sudo loginctl unlock-sessions. Go back to your original screen (Ctrl-Alt-2) and the session should have been unlocked itself.

InjenieroBarsa gravatar imageInjenieroBarsa ( 2018-11-03 12:38:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-11-03 08:15:34 -0500

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Have you tried to use Xorg for gdm? In /etc/gdm/custom.conf uncomment the line:

# Uncomment the line below to force the login screen to use Xorg

Uncomment, that is, erase the # symbol as root.

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Nope. Doesn't work.

InjenieroBarsa gravatar imageInjenieroBarsa ( 2018-11-03 12:03:32 -0500 )edit

You did reboot, of course. And how comes the answers all come from different users than the op?

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-11-04 18:33:36 -0500 )edit

Yes, of course I rebooted. And I don't really know.

InjenieroBarsa gravatar imageInjenieroBarsa ( 2018-11-04 20:41:49 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-11-04 12:26:34 -0500

updated 2018-11-04 12:34:43 -0500

Login in with Waylan (GNOME vs GNOME + Xorg) does seem to work without this issue.

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answered 2018-11-06 08:46:44 -0500

Are you using the Drop Down Terminal extension? Remove it.

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