Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15926
changing user id with usermod breaks gnome
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
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
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)
Oh, that's excessively painful. I'd be inclined to just leave
it as a wontfix.
Agreed - it would probably cause more trouble than it's worth.