Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 195014
gdm autologin asks for password
Last modified: 2008-03-18 16:50:06 EDT
Description of problem:
After the update from gdm 2.14.4 to 2.14.8, gdm asks for a password if autologin
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Occurs after the update to gdm 2.14.8.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable autologin for a user
2. Update gdm to version 2.14.8
upstream bug, http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=344191
should be fixed in 2.14.9
My security log show the following during auto-login :
< 2.14.4: pam_unix(gdm-autologin:session)
> 2.14.8: pam_unix(gdm:session)
Looking at /etc/pam.d/gdm and /etc/pam.d/gdm-autologin, it explains why gdm now
asks for password.
This should have been picked up in regression testing... I have non-techie
members of my family using Fedora Core desktops, which I updated to FC5
remotely, and this was a bit of a shock to them.
(In reply to comment #3)
> This should have been picked up in regression testing... I have non-techie
> members of my family using Fedora Core desktops, which I updated to FC5
> remotely, and this was a bit of a shock to them.
Fedora has no official formal regression testing or QA testing,
but if it did, you might be correct.
When will 2.14.9 come out?
I've requested it be moved from updates-testing to updates this morning, so it
should show up sometime today or tomorrow.
We no longer support Fedora Core 5 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state. I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?
(this is a mass message)