Description of problem:
My user is missing from gdm's list of users and gnome-settings' list of users on the users tab.
A helpful Southern_Gentlem on #fedora on freenode said people with non-bash login shells have been having problems like this and, sure enough, chsh'ing my shell to bash makes me show up again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name : accountsservice
Version : 0.6.54
Release : 1.fc29
Arch : x86_64
Size : 351 k
Source : accountsservice-0.6.54-1.fc29.src.rpm
Repo : @System
From repo : updates-testing
Had it happen on two computers
Steps to Reproduce:
chsh -s /usr/bin/fish $USER
# skipping user: $USER
chsh -s /usr/bin/bash $USER
# loaded user: $USER
* User isn't listed in any gnome shell user list (gdm, users in gnome settings)
* If there isn't a second user on the system with a bash shell, gnome initial setup starts
User account is listed in lists of users
I've also been having sessions crash when resuming from suspend that might be related.
Hmm, I spoke a bit too soon. While accounts-daemon isn't skipping my user anymore, it still doesn't show up in gdm or the users tab in gnome settings.
Building https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/accountsservice/accountsservice master
and then running
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=. sudo ./src/accounts-daemon --replace
causes my user to show up in gnome control center's users panel.
Sorry for the comment spam, but to wrap up my investigation, it seems like there is an unreleased (no version tagged) commit that fixes a bug where a string for minimum user id was treated like an integer. I've replaced /usr/libexec/accounts-service with the version built from master on my systems and it seems to be working fine.
I've opened an issue on freedesktop gitlab to request a patch version with the fix: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/accountsservice/accountsservice/issues/59
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