Bug 18225 - Users not logged on when using kdm
Summary: Users not logged on when using kdm
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinitrc   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Ngo Than
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: 18311 23890 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-10-03 15:53 UTC by Ian Pilcher
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-08 04:30:07 UTC
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Description Ian Pilcher 2000-10-03 15:53:28 UTC
When kdm is used as the X display manager, users are not properly logged
in.  At a minimum, /etc/profile is not being run, so any scripts in
/etc/profile.d are not run either.  In addition to leaving users' PATHs and
other environment variables incorrect, this prevents the Delete key from
functioning on my system.

I have traced this problem to a change in /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession.  In Red
Hat 6.2, the first line of this script was "#!/bin/bash -login"; it has
been changed to "#!/bin/sh".

(Note:  I believe that bug #17873 was caused by an initial workaround to
the PATH symptom.)

Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2000-10-08 04:30:05 UTC
Same here.

Comment 2 Ngo Than 2000-10-11 13:56:03 UTC
it's fixed in xinitrc-3.1-1

Comment 3 Michael Schwendt 2000-10-13 05:31:01 UTC
What the heck is xinitrc-3.1-1? In current rawhide there is no such package
version, but just xinitrc-3.0-1.

Comment 4 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-11-03 10:04:03 UTC
Rawhide is always a couple of days behind our internal builds, it should be there now.

Comment 5 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-11-03 10:04:12 UTC
*** Bug 18311 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-15 21:28:28 UTC
*** Bug 23890 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Ian Pilcher 2001-01-21 19:50:21 UTC
I have updated to xinitrc-3.1-1, and PATH is still not set correctly when I log
in as root via kdm.

Changing the first line of Xsession from "#!/bin/sh -login" to "#!/bin/bash
-login" fixes the problem.

I don't understand why this is the case, because /bin/sh is a symlink to
/bin/bash on my system.
Perhaps bash behaves differently when it is run as 'sh'?

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