Bug 5353

Summary: Bug 5001 is appearing in RH6.0 as well
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Donald Greer <dgreer>
Component: XFree86Assignee: Preston Brown <pbrown>
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Version: 6.0   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description Donald Greer 1999-09-25 00:59:38 UTC
I'm getting the similar behaviour to:
http://developer.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=5001&BUGLIST=5001

  Here's were I am currently: three RH6.0 machines, all
upgraded to latest updates (XFree86-3.3.5-1.6.0) using "rpm
-F".  When I discovered the problem before shipping systems
(I was running as root until that point, so saw no problems
until final testing), I attempted to downgrade by mounting
the 6.0 CD and (in the RPMS directory) doing "rpm -Fhv X*".
This changed the error message given (to simply
"authentication failure") but did not fix the problem.  I
then redid the "rpm -Fhv X*" to reinstall the newer (if
broken RPMs).  I can now login at a console prompt as just
xyz, and do a "startx", but gdm still fails authentication.
  Ok, so what gives???  I'm curious why this was thought to
be a 5.2 problem.  Am I the only 6.0 user to experience it,
or am I the only one to upgrade???
  Don