Bug 15926 - changing user id with usermod breaks gnome
Summary: changing user id with usermod breaks gnome
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-08-10 15:21 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-19 22:26:02 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2000-08-10 15:21:38 UTC
I had to change user id. I typed usermod -u id# user_name
ID was succesfully changed (I checked it ). I log out and log in again,
gnome did not start ( black screen with cursor on  it ).
FIX:  kill.gnome-session from other machine, cd /tmp; rm -rf
orbit-user_name, then logout and login again.

                   Irina Kaliman, System Administrator, University
                       of Miami

Comment 1 Dale Lovelace 2000-08-19 19:33:14 UTC
  Looks like usermod should scan the filesystem for files that belong to a user
if his uid is changed. Moving this bug to shadow-utils (usermod)

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-19 22:26:00 UTC
Oh, that's excessively painful. I'd be inclined to just leave
it as a wontfix.

Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-08-23 18:40:13 UTC
Agreed - it would probably cause more trouble than it's worth.

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