Gnome freezes at the lock screen

No idea why it freezes, but it started behaving in a similar manner for me
in openSUSE 13.1.  In my case, it would lock up at the login screen when
switching users (it's on a home computer, so I didn't have it set to lock.)
I switched the desktop manager using something along the lines of
dpkg-reconfigure gdm, and changed it to lightDM.  It doesn't look as nice,
but it has worked fine ever since.

I also had a little bit of trouble with the lock screen hanging on a Debian
7.0 server running Gnome, and in that case, the fix was the same- though I
used KDM instead of lightDM.

Hope that helps,

Jesse Krenzelok

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Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:38:12 -0700
From: James Moe <jimoe sohnen-moe com>
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Subject: Gnome freezes at the lock screen
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gnome 3.10.2
opensuse 13.1
linux 3.11.10-7-desktop x86_64

At random intervals Gnome freezes at the lock screen which shows a
background image and the time in hh:mm:ss. The time display does not change.
It responds to no key strokes.

I can log on to the computer from another host and send SIGHUP to the
gnome-session which resets it. However, this is inelegant and requires root

Any suggestions why Gnome freezes?
Or a user method to reset the desktop?

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