Bug 533409

Summary: issues with passwordless user (live cd)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Matthias Clasen <mclasen>
Component: gdmAssignee: jmccann
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: rawhideCC: awilliam, cschalle, jmccann, rstrode
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OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2009-11-09 16:05:44 UTC Type: ---
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Description Matthias Clasen 2009-11-06 16:46:27 UTC
The first time I select live user from the user list on a just-booted live cd, I get a cancel and a logout button (no password entry, correctly)

I choose cancel.

The second time I select live user, I just get a cancel button (still no password entry, correctly)

I choose cancel - what else ?!

The third time I select live user, I see the cancel button for a split second, but this time gdm proceeds to start the session.

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2009-11-06 19:14:46 UTC
I've reproduced and addressed this issue in


marking modified

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2009-11-06 19:15:21 UTC
Adding to blocker list so it gets on the appropriate radars.

Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2009-11-06 19:36:05 UTC
as stated on IRC, my opinion is this is not sufficiently serious to be a blocker and not even serious enough to touch gdm code to fix, at this late stage. clicking 'cancel' on the only available user on the live CD is a pretty weird thing to do, and the impact of the bug is not terrible.

I won't protest if the decision goes the other way, though.

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Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2009-11-06 20:05:03 UTC
First impressions are important. The login screen of the live cd is something a new users sees even before the installer.

Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2009-11-06 20:34:49 UTC
There seemed to be a loose consensus (modulo adamw) on irc at the time that this should get tagged and go in if we need to respin for other reasons, but not force a respin on its own.

Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2009-11-06 20:57:30 UTC
For reference, the change in question is:

@@ -968,7 +968,7 @@ gdm_greeter_login_window_start_session_when_ready 
                  * so they can pick language/session.  Will need to refactor
                  * a bit so we can share code with timed login.
-                if (!login_window->priv->timed_login_enabled) {
+                if (strcmp (service_name, "gdm-autologin") != 0) {
                         g_debug ("GdmGreeterLoginWindow: Okay, we'll start the session anyway,"
                                  "because the user isn't ever going to get an opportunity to"

Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2009-11-06 21:42:18 UTC
mclasen: but they don't see this bug unless they pick a user account and then hit cancel, which is a rather unusual operation.

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Comment 8 Adam Williamson 2009-11-08 04:03:21 UTC
I think this got tagged, didn't it?

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Comment 9 Ray Strode [halfline] 2009-11-09 16:05:44 UTC