Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 282551
gdm ignore global $XAUTHORITY
Last modified: 2015-10-05 07:56:27 EDT
Description of problem:
GDM doesn't respect a presetted XAUTHORITY (i.e. done with pam_env.so).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Use the following line in /etc/security/pam_env.conf:
The problem is that gdm has a hardcoded logic to set this variable (it is the
only one, kdm seems to work).
Start of $WINDOWMANAGER fail with a strange error message.
Working $WINDOWMANAGER as usual.
This bug/component is not included in scope for RHEL-5.11.0 which is the last RHEL5 minor release. This Bugzilla will soon be CLOSED as WONTFIX (at the end of RHEL5.11 development phase (Apr 22, 2014)). Please contact your account manager or support representative in case you need to escalate this bug.
Thank you for submitting this request for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. We've carefully evaluated the request, but are unable to include it in RHEL5 stream. If the issue is critical for your business, please provide additional business justification through the appropriate support channels (https://access.redhat.com/site/support).
I don't know why I got nagged by that kind of bugs. I also cannot help if you need that long to react on bug reports. 7 Years to react on a bug report???