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Bug 249491 - can't login to gdm with account made by useradd
can't login to gdm with account made by useradd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: selinux-policy (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-24 21:56 EDT by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2013-01-09 23:22 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-31 01:23:19 EDT
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Description Jens Petersen 2007-07-24 21:56:22 EDT
Description of problem:
With recent rawhide (after 20070720?), I am unable to login from gdm as a user
to start a desktop session.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fedora development
2. add a user (firstboot currently seems to crash)
3. try to login as user from gdm
Actual results:
3. Dialog appears:

Expected results:
login to work

Additional info:
Not sure if this is gdm's fault since it was last updated 10 July,
but I am able to start a desktop session without any problem with startx
from a console.
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2007-07-26 20:18:53 EDT
Is this just me?

If not, looks like a f8t1 blocker to me...
Comment 2 Will Woods 2007-07-26 22:43:17 EDT
It works for me if you log in as root and add a user using system-config-users.
Adding a user with 'usermod' does *not* work - is that how you created the
normal user?

What's the difference between 'usermod -m' and account creation with
Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2007-07-27 00:19:19 EDT
Yes, I used adduser, and you're right system-config-users works for me too.

Moving to shadow-utils.
Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2007-07-30 01:32:14 EDT
Sorry forgot to include the text from the dialog, but basically it is
to the affect: your home directory /home/user does not appear to exist.

(Normally I would make my account with firstboot but currently firstboot
is not coming up for me...)
Comment 5 Peter Vrabec 2007-07-30 08:29:25 EDT
I can't reproduce this problem and I don't suspect shadow-utils fault here. 
There wasn't many changes in shadow-utils last "days".

What shadow-utils and selinux-policy do you use? Is the anything important in 
logs? Could you provide "strace -f" of useradd.
Comment 6 Jesse Keating 2007-07-30 10:21:00 EDT
I can't replicate it either.  Dropping from F8Test1 tracker.
Comment 7 Jens Petersen 2007-07-30 23:04:39 EDT
Ok, could it be selinux perhaps?
Comment 8 Jens Petersen 2007-07-31 01:23:19 EDT
Indeed this seems to be fixed with the latest selinux-policy which
will be in test3 I think.

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