Why does the login screen show an "Automatic logout" message when no one is logged in and then GUI crash?

Solution In Progress - Updated -

Issue

  • When left idle and no user logged in, workstations are displaying

    Automatic logout
    You will soon log out because of inactivity.

    The GDM session is logged out after the timeout period passes with no input and the GUI will terminate, leaving a blank screen at the console.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation
    • 7.6
    • gnome-shell-3.28.3-6.el7.x86_64
    • gdm-3.28.2-12.el7_6.x86_64

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