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Bug#256618: marked as done (Dropping to a console prompt times out and returns to login screen)

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and subject line Closing bug 256618
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--- Begin Message ---
Package: kdm
Version: 4:3.2.2-1
Severity: minor

Since KDE 3.2 was first packaged, I've been seeing an annoying oddity.

Normally, if you use Alt-N (or mouse through the dropdown menu) at the KDM
login screen to drop to a console, KDM starts its normal countdown clock.
If you don't login after a minute or do, it restarts the greeter.  The same
occurs after you logout.

The bug is that KDM no longer cares whether you actually login and get
a shell or not.  Sixty seconds after showing the console, it /will/ kick
you back to the greeter, even if you were in the middle of typing a command.

Hitting Alt-N again returns you to the same console, with no data lost.

If you're not logged in as root, this is harmless, but freakishly annoying
(dropping to the console every minute).  If you're logged in as root,
you can "/etc/init.d/kdm stop" as your first command and will not be
interrupted anymore.

I suspect it's something to do with utmp/wtmp records -- that's how any
sane program would check if somebody's logged in to a given terminal or
not -- but don't know enough about kdm to investigate.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.5-fenric5

Versions of packages kdm depends on:
ii  debconf                   1.4.29         Debian configuration management sy
ii  kdebase-bin               4:3.2.2-1      KDE Base (binaries)
ii  kdelibs4                  4:3.2.3-2      KDE core libraries
ii  libart-2.0-2              2.3.16-5       Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-13   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libfam0c102               2.7.0-5        client library to control the FAM 
ii  libgcc1                   1:3.3.4-1      GCC support library
ii  libice6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-5 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpam-runtime            0.76-21        Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g                  0.76-21        Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpng12-0            PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3c102-mt             3:3.2.3-3      Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsm6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-5 X Window System Session Management
ii  libstdc++5                1:3.3.4-1      The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-5 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxext6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-5 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxrender1               0.8.3-7        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxtst6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-5 X Window System event recording an
ii  xbase-clients             4.3.0.dfsg.1-5 miscellaneous X clients
hi  xlibs                     4.3.0.dfsg.1-4 X Window System client libraries m
ii  zlib1g                    1:    compression library - runtime

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--- Begin Message ---
Submitter was asked to provide more information about this bug
( http://bugs.debian.org/256618 ) four weeks ago.

Since more info was not provided, we are closing the bug.
Feel free to reopen this bug if you are still experiencing this issue
and you have extra information on how reproduce the issue.

Ana Guerrero,
  on behalf of the Debian Qt/KDE team

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