Blank screen when using mouse buttons in GDM

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Blank screen when using mouse buttons in GDM

Post by descasa » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:13 pm

Hello all.

The Enter key on my ageing laptop, a Lenovo ThinkPad SL400, has come loose so I had to remove the keycap. The key itself works, sort of -- I sometimes have to hit it a few times for it to register, although I think that has more to do with where I hit it. And in any case, there are other ways to register [[Enter]], e.g., the mouse buttons.

For instance, in the GDM screen, I can click on my name instead of hitting [[Enter]], and GDM will then ask for my password. I type it in, then either hit OK with the mouse button, or tab over to it and hit [[Space]].

Trouble is, when I do either, I get a blank screen, and have to ssh over from either my BeagleBone, or from my tablet, then sudo reboot.

In contrast, when I use the [[Enter]] key, the mouse pointer turns into the rotating ball signalling that X is loading up.

Anyone else with this situation. It's not really a problem for me, just a minor nuisance
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Re: Blank screen when using mouse buttons in GDM

Post by ericbsd » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:23 am

I am note sure can cause that, but did you add some configuration and did you look at /var/log to see if GDM or Xorg have any problem?

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Re: Blank screen when using mouse buttons in GDM

Post by ericbsd » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:30 am

You know what I think it is the last update of GDM that cause that, is the blank screen is the GDM wallpaper and hang there? Because I did get that when I did update on my ThinkPad when I do the wrong password.

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Re: Blank screen when using mouse buttons in GDM

Post by descasa » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:26 am

Hi Eric. I just get the cursor on a blank screen. It does sound like a problem with GDM. They may be getting reports of this issue, and may be preparing another update
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