Bug 125924 - missing /etc/pam.d/kde-np causes kdm autologin to fail
missing /etc/pam.d/kde-np causes kdm autologin to fail
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-06-14 03:13 EDT by Michael D. Cencula
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-28 11:58:05 EDT
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Description Michael D. Cencula 2004-06-14 03:13:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
Fedora Core 2 is missing the file /etc/pam.d/kde-np.  When /etc/sysconfig/desktop has the entry:
This causes FC2 to use kdm instead of the default gdm.  This is useful for users that want to use the kde autologin feature.  However, the missing pam file causes kde autologin to fail even when correctly configured via kcontrol.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE" to /etc/sysconfig/desktop
2. Configure Autologin with kcontrol (convenience tab)
3. Observe Authentication Failed dialog when starting X

Actual Results:  Autologin fails (gives dialog) and user must then login with username and password.

Expected Results:  X should automatically login with the configured user.

Additional info:

cp /etc/pam.d/gdm-autologin /etc/pam.d/kde-np

This makes kdm autologin functional.  The file /etc/pam.d/kde-np should be included with the distribution.
Comment 1 Doncho N. Gunchev 2004-09-27 18:38:44 EDT
Still missing with FC3t2 :( - 'authentication failure'.
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2004-09-28 11:58:05 EDT
it's fixed in 3.3.0-7. Many thanks for your report.

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