Bug 118854 - root cannot login via GDM login screen
root cannot login via GDM login screen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Blocks: FC2Blocker
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Reported: 2004-03-21 12:55 EST by G.Wolfe Woodbury
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-27 03:23:48 EST
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Description G.Wolfe Woodbury 2004-03-21 12:55:58 EST
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Description of problem:
attempts to login via GDM with user root fail due to security

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install from development tree
2. perform firstboot
3. attempt to login as root

Actual Results:  multiple errors relating to security inability to
access/change various files

Expected Results:  normal login

Additional info:
Comment 1 G.Wolfe Woodbury 2004-03-27 03:23:48 EST
policy 1.9-15 seems to have fixed the problem.
Comment 2 Miloš Komarčević 2004-04-01 05:47:47 EST
I did not have this problem with a fresh test 2 install, but after
updating to kernel-2.6.4-1.300 and policy-1.9.1-4 and relabeling (does
one have to do this after upgrading the policy package?) I cannot
login as root via gdm any more: "/root" does not exist.
If I log in on a VC the default context is root:sysadm_r:sysadm_t, while
if I switch to permissive mode and log in through gdm and open a
terminal the context is root:staff_r:staff_t.

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