Bug 158138 - gui login does not process login and password
gui login does not process login and password
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC4Update
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Reported: 2005-05-18 19:36 EDT by Kirk C Aune
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-30 16:40:58 EDT
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Description Kirk C Aune 2005-05-18 19:36:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
Its BAAAAAK ...
The same prompting for login and password followed by a fresh login screen has returned.   I had not removed the selinux=0 from my grub kernel line so that is not the issue this time.   I see the same messages I reported the last time in my messages log regarding processing of characters in gdmgreeter. A snippet follows:May 18 18:08:30 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: processed 1 messages
May 18 18:08:30 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: args for opcode 'N' are 'Username:'
May 18 18:08:30 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: processed 1 messages
May 18 18:08:33 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: args for opcode 'D' are ''
May 18 18:08:33 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: processed 1 messages
May 18 18:08:33 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: args for opcode 'l' are 'kaune'
May 18 18:08:33 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: processed 1 messages
May 18 18:08:33 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: args for opcode 'U' are 'Password:'
May 18 18:08:33 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: processed 1 messages
May 18 18:08:39 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: args for opcode 'D' are ''
May 18 18:08:39 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: processed 1 messages
May 18 18:08:39 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: args for opcode 'e' are ''
May 18 18:08:39 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: processed 1 messages
May 18 18:08:39 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: args for opcode 'l' are 'kaune'
May 18 18:08:39 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: processed 1 messages
May 18 18:08:40 mozart gdm(pam_unix)[3615]: session opened for user kaune by (uid=0)
May 18 18:08:40 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: args for opcode 'G' are 'default.desktop'
May 18 18:08:40 mozart gdmgreeter[3658]: Unexpected greeter command received: ''
May 18 18:08:40 mozart gdm(pam_unix)[3615]: session closed for user kaune
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Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gdm-2.6.0.8-14

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Enter username 
2.Enter password
3.See gui refresh and reprompt
  

Actual Results:  I tried removing selinux=0 in my boot up.  I tried 1315_FC4 kernel and my own 2.6.12-rc4 kernel.  No difference.   I logged in on a virtual terminal so that I could gather the data, remove gdm-2.6.0.8-14 and reinstall the gdm from FC4-test2 (gdm-2.6.0.8-1) to restore my gui login.



Expected Results:  a login under the new gui

Additional info:

see above
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-19 14:12:41 EDT
If you upgrade to the gdm in tommorrow's rawhide do you still see the problem? 
Does it only not work with your username or with any user?
Comment 2 Kirk C Aune 2005-05-19 14:49:18 EDT
I have my root user and  J. Random User (kaune) as well as one other J. Random
User (which I have not tried)  I will try the latter later when I replace my
current old gdm (2.6.0.8-1) with 2.6.0.8-14 again.   BTW, the failure occurred
again today when I allowed the gdm to be replaced again in the update along with
about 41 other updates.

I am assuming you mean literally tomorrow 5/20/2005 for an update.   I will be
checking for any update up until midnight tonight, but unfortunately will be
unable to provide new information for several days after that since I will be
away from this system for a few days.

The only thing I can say is that this problem is identical to the one I reported
a few weeks ago, and that was corrected by inserting selinux=0 on the boot
command line as you had suggested.  The bug report was labelled resolved and I
never noted the number.
Comment 3 Kirk C Aune 2005-05-19 15:09:50 EDT
I performed a
init 3
rpm -ev gdm-2.6.0.8-14
rpm -ivh --nodeps gdm-2.6.0.8-1.i386.rpm
init 5

Login as root, my usual non privileged user kaune, and then my rarely used other
non privileged user all failed to login, cycling with a refreshed gui login
prompt after entry of user and password.

I am now back to gdm-2.6.0.8-1 until I have other suggestions.   Sorry about
being unavailable for a few days.
Comment 5 Kirk C Aune 2005-05-28 10:33:22 EDT
Problem has been resolved with new updates.  Interestingly is that my older
compile of linux-2.6.12-rc4 continued to fail.   HOWEVER, a fresh compile (under
1363_FC4) of linux-2.6.12-rc5 works just fine.  Thank you for what has changed!
  I regard matter as resolved (but not understood!)
Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-30 16:40:58 EDT
Great.  I commited some changes to message processing that I thought might fix
this.  I'm glad it's working for you.

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