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Enhancement Advisory gnome-session bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHEA-2011:1654-2
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-12-06
Last updated on: 2011-12-06
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated gnome-session packages that fix a bug and add an enhancement are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The gnome-session package manages the GNOME desktop session. It starts up the
other core components of GNOME and handles logout and saving of the session.

These updated gnome-session packages fix the following bug:

* Prior to this update, the gnome-session utility may have improperly saved
desktop sessions. As a consequence, when logging in, the running applications
were incorrectly collapsed from multiple workspaces into the first workspace and
their initial position was not restored. This has been fixed: applications are
now restored in their original workspaces and correctly positionally placed.
(BZ#664516)

In addition, these updated gnome-session packages provide the following
enhancement:

* Prior to this update, users were not able to manage multiple custom GNOME
sessions while being logged in. Now, multiple sessions can be managed under the
Options tab of System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications. (BZ#622849)

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated gnome-session packages, which
resolve this bug and add this enhancement.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat
Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.src.rpm     MD5: fd1cb3cd0556f1835dbf2d9695a1c368
SHA-256: 3f3c4e5132f7d609b4916ec19e9b1df165d370d9df1068b0159fa0ac061dfa0a
 
IA-32:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 99be00d5481deaeb8ce9ce241aa97025
SHA-256: d9f36b6d8441c23eb75ab922b674b7da7ab804ddca040b36f152ae59798343fc
gnome-session-custom-session-2.28.0-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 34a2e9cf9fe5af4d421e01b796af67a1
SHA-256: b3b815fdeb7dac4358a94a90720593ce9dd63bd3bcdd0907eda5de8b6edc1027
gnome-session-debuginfo-2.28.0-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 0277d720acc09fd1dcb10d4d572807b2
SHA-256: ba1c2a1dba3147d730ba0a244a16b2847bc918b7a4a7a4fb81795db5e0ad2ef2
gnome-session-xsession-2.28.0-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 0011c57f026e358f885a8e9dc6bf7339
SHA-256: 47c4b54a93ef3664ea31e9721df43d1ea70abe0749d9e8a588750aa5647a54c4
 
x86_64:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: fa85cd90a29afcc73f28507a91acfdf2
SHA-256: 2ecc87a8432a659161320b35ef70f1be962ddd8ec8f0544a6921db2bf4fb0cf9
gnome-session-custom-session-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 500c38ab97f75c2d118587125841d8be
SHA-256: 1d3cc5ad64442709b7ba06162bc01f70765c39fa0e8d8bc1e527efe5eff5b569
gnome-session-debuginfo-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1137a362ec4784cdaff544cdd794e274
SHA-256: 1983eb30eed762b5830196cb04b5a3d95ac5768ee9ee6a934ad110fe7750263e
gnome-session-xsession-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 0e0fd67c3704581f5b8c42e8b758caba
SHA-256: 3aba01640bd25b53838086c5709a37194cf9dbb57129d23340bfcc4a63d24748
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.src.rpm     MD5: fd1cb3cd0556f1835dbf2d9695a1c368
SHA-256: 3f3c4e5132f7d609b4916ec19e9b1df165d370d9df1068b0159fa0ac061dfa0a
 
x86_64:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: fa85cd90a29afcc73f28507a91acfdf2
SHA-256: 2ecc87a8432a659161320b35ef70f1be962ddd8ec8f0544a6921db2bf4fb0cf9
gnome-session-custom-session-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 500c38ab97f75c2d118587125841d8be
SHA-256: 1d3cc5ad64442709b7ba06162bc01f70765c39fa0e8d8bc1e527efe5eff5b569
gnome-session-debuginfo-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1137a362ec4784cdaff544cdd794e274
SHA-256: 1983eb30eed762b5830196cb04b5a3d95ac5768ee9ee6a934ad110fe7750263e
gnome-session-xsession-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 0e0fd67c3704581f5b8c42e8b758caba
SHA-256: 3aba01640bd25b53838086c5709a37194cf9dbb57129d23340bfcc4a63d24748
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.src.rpm     MD5: fd1cb3cd0556f1835dbf2d9695a1c368
SHA-256: 3f3c4e5132f7d609b4916ec19e9b1df165d370d9df1068b0159fa0ac061dfa0a
 
IA-32:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 99be00d5481deaeb8ce9ce241aa97025
SHA-256: d9f36b6d8441c23eb75ab922b674b7da7ab804ddca040b36f152ae59798343fc
gnome-session-custom-session-2.28.0-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 34a2e9cf9fe5af4d421e01b796af67a1
SHA-256: b3b815fdeb7dac4358a94a90720593ce9dd63bd3bcdd0907eda5de8b6edc1027
gnome-session-debuginfo-2.28.0-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 0277d720acc09fd1dcb10d4d572807b2
SHA-256: ba1c2a1dba3147d730ba0a244a16b2847bc918b7a4a7a4fb81795db5e0ad2ef2
gnome-session-xsession-2.28.0-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 0011c57f026e358f885a8e9dc6bf7339
SHA-256: 47c4b54a93ef3664ea31e9721df43d1ea70abe0749d9e8a588750aa5647a54c4
 
PPC:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 2264e7571925b9679d20905fe62f1a1b
SHA-256: ffcae72e181f21ee1f981b16cd354c31d2ab1a827df688d99de0c43b073c634b
gnome-session-custom-session-2.28.0-18.el6.ppc64.rpm     MD5: d74eba9075a23dd7e1fc2c1de72231a8
SHA-256: f0c6fe99b728d11f123704126899d011ea2ea30d4638b8143fffa92abe50d23c
gnome-session-debuginfo-2.28.0-18.el6.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 7bc0770e59e0012e297d12f33850ba16
SHA-256: c54883c2b5568f90b2dde8266a677317134964f7cab2a2426356f3e3f60fd391
gnome-session-xsession-2.28.0-18.el6.ppc64.rpm     MD5: 968b2f108416e8062c42bee9280fca5a
SHA-256: 6a02126f0795d9009689efee0000a982e8bdfb15aa1f611bd9f2a40242264dac
 
s390x:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.s390x.rpm     MD5: fab89f028a823f07993c05028689384f
SHA-256: ef58f24ba8c5723508dba8ab9f649be31b02a3b8aff01e8ff2cfe4a59ccd76ee
gnome-session-custom-session-2.28.0-18.el6.s390x.rpm     MD5: 52b9805a34dd353e46807da3dd761805
SHA-256: 320ce855afb7c69d6c3f9c670909c8727cb1641c8f5fe862719a91705dc64534
gnome-session-debuginfo-2.28.0-18.el6.s390x.rpm     MD5: 9b276adf41f30ba3f0eedb8282e76f85
SHA-256: 2de892f6ddb55c9390062654618dc42c4dc97848deacc052f9cd9d34cbe0172e
gnome-session-xsession-2.28.0-18.el6.s390x.rpm     MD5: 4dfb3ec5b2e6ceec6d562f4eb01ffb53
SHA-256: 093d822ba19832305d0a2574c790541057f5410954080615022ad54ad3290be6
 
x86_64:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: fa85cd90a29afcc73f28507a91acfdf2
SHA-256: 2ecc87a8432a659161320b35ef70f1be962ddd8ec8f0544a6921db2bf4fb0cf9
gnome-session-custom-session-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 500c38ab97f75c2d118587125841d8be
SHA-256: 1d3cc5ad64442709b7ba06162bc01f70765c39fa0e8d8bc1e527efe5eff5b569
gnome-session-debuginfo-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1137a362ec4784cdaff544cdd794e274
SHA-256: 1983eb30eed762b5830196cb04b5a3d95ac5768ee9ee6a934ad110fe7750263e
gnome-session-xsession-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 0e0fd67c3704581f5b8c42e8b758caba
SHA-256: 3aba01640bd25b53838086c5709a37194cf9dbb57129d23340bfcc4a63d24748
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.src.rpm     MD5: fd1cb3cd0556f1835dbf2d9695a1c368
SHA-256: 3f3c4e5132f7d609b4916ec19e9b1df165d370d9df1068b0159fa0ac061dfa0a
 
IA-32:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 99be00d5481deaeb8ce9ce241aa97025
SHA-256: d9f36b6d8441c23eb75ab922b674b7da7ab804ddca040b36f152ae59798343fc
gnome-session-custom-session-2.28.0-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 34a2e9cf9fe5af4d421e01b796af67a1
SHA-256: b3b815fdeb7dac4358a94a90720593ce9dd63bd3bcdd0907eda5de8b6edc1027
gnome-session-debuginfo-2.28.0-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 0277d720acc09fd1dcb10d4d572807b2
SHA-256: ba1c2a1dba3147d730ba0a244a16b2847bc918b7a4a7a4fb81795db5e0ad2ef2
gnome-session-xsession-2.28.0-18.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 0011c57f026e358f885a8e9dc6bf7339
SHA-256: 47c4b54a93ef3664ea31e9721df43d1ea70abe0749d9e8a588750aa5647a54c4
 
x86_64:
gnome-session-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: fa85cd90a29afcc73f28507a91acfdf2
SHA-256: 2ecc87a8432a659161320b35ef70f1be962ddd8ec8f0544a6921db2bf4fb0cf9
gnome-session-custom-session-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 500c38ab97f75c2d118587125841d8be
SHA-256: 1d3cc5ad64442709b7ba06162bc01f70765c39fa0e8d8bc1e527efe5eff5b569
gnome-session-debuginfo-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1137a362ec4784cdaff544cdd794e274
SHA-256: 1983eb30eed762b5830196cb04b5a3d95ac5768ee9ee6a934ad110fe7750263e
gnome-session-xsession-2.28.0-18.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 0e0fd67c3704581f5b8c42e8b758caba
SHA-256: 3aba01640bd25b53838086c5709a37194cf9dbb57129d23340bfcc4a63d24748
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

664516 - gnome-session and metacity do not restore windows position or workspace



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