Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235351
gdmgreeter crashes with non-utf8 users
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:01 EST
Description of problem:
If there is a user on the system with a non-utf8-encoded real name, gdmgreeter
crashes. I have users on my systems with latin1 ä and ö characters in their names.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. useradd -c $(echo "Test\xf6") test
2. launch gdm
"The greeter application appears to be crashing.."
gdm works, and guesses the username encoding or replaces non-utf8 characters
with questionmarks or something else.
Definitely a bug that should get fixed. Proposing for FC7Target.
On the other hand, you might want to convert your usernames to be utf8.
You can do this with the /usr/bin/iconv file on your passwd shadow and group files.
This is only with themes that have the face browser, yea?
If so, should be fixed in tomorrow's rawhide. Please reopen, if
gdm-2.18.0-8.fc7 doesn't fix your problem.
Note there is a similar bug with system-config-users that I've filed as bug 235533