|Summary:||selinux: interesting popup: "unknown user"|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Kaj J. Niemi <kajtzu>|
|Component:||usermode||Assignee:||Jindrich Novy <jnovy>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||adrier, angben, dwalsh, eloli, enpontus, gdf, gerry, jeff, joneslee, josh, mattdm, misek, pknirsch, tmolina, twaugh|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2005-02-21 15:47:54 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Kaj J. Niemi 2004-02-14 21:04:50 UTC
Description of problem: When attempting to shutdown or reboot (click the red hat, Logout, select shutdown or reboot from popup window) it won't work. Instead a smaller screen pops up telling me "Unknown user" and waits for the user to click "OK" to continue. I guess this is selinux related because it didn't happen before. If I choose "logout" I get back to the gdm screen without any additional popup. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): gnome-session-2.5.3-1 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Attempt to shutdown or reboot from menu 2. 3. Actual results: Will shutdown the session and return to the gdm login screen. From there I am able to shutdown/reboot as usual. Expected results: Should shutdown or reboot
Comment 1 Kaj J. Niemi 2004-03-03 12:49:25 UTC
I think this is actually a problem within userhelper which attempts to change the context but fails for some reason. The component should probably be changed.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-30 20:31:18 UTC
*** Bug 119413 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-30 22:37:07 UTC
*** Bug 119493 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Gabriel Friedmann 2004-03-31 21:38:33 UTC
I can verify this and add my own circumstances. Just isntalled core2 test2. Workstation install. SELinux set to warning. three partitions: / /usr /home Added user during install. After first install reboot and post-install process I logged in as user i created during install. I mucked around a bit with epiphany. I tried to load up the RHN taskbar icon... it don't think it popped up. I selected 'shutdown' and waited a minute or two while nothing seemed to be happenning. I walked away and returned to a bare desktop (no icons, no taskbar, yes background image) with a tiny error dialog stating "Unknown User". Clicked 'OK' and returned to graphical logon.
Comment 5 Gerry Tool 2004-04-05 12:33:16 UTC
Same thing happens to me. Everytime I choose reboot from the gnome exit menu this "unknown user" box appears. Reboot fails and I am put back to the gdm login screen. Reboot from there works.
Comment 6 Abe Drier 2004-04-13 01:50:28 UTC
1- I have experienced this problem when executed as a non-root user in GNOME. (KDE only presents a logout option to the user) 2- Hitting the close button returns to the login screen. 3- When logged in as root, the system shutsdown / reboots as expected. 4- This happens in enforcing mode and in permissive mode. 5- Tried to execute "init 6" from a terminal window and the response was "must be superuser" which seems appropriate. 5- All updates are in place as of April 12
Comment 7 Mark McLoughlin 2004-04-14 15:18:44 UTC
*** Bug 120543 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Ling Li 2004-04-28 04:21:35 UTC
Same here as of April 27, Rawhide (the same as test3?)
Comment 9 Pontus Enhager 2004-05-29 17:33:51 UTC
I see this in FC2 after upgrade from FC1
Comment 10 Greg Douglas 2004-08-11 13:12:01 UTC
I was still getting this problem with the latest upgrades as of this week. While cleaning-up various errors found in my boot log, I came across the following fix for a separate problem. It has resolved the problem of getting an "Unknown User" message when logging off as a non root user. As well, the system now shuts down correclty, instead of sending me to the loggin window. this is what I added: Created the missing file: /etc/sysconfig/selinux and added the value of 'SELINUX=disabled' (without the quotes). Hope this helps.
Comment 13 Jindrich Novy 2005-02-21 15:47:54 UTC
Fixed a least since usermode-1.74 (present in FC3) and later.