Bug 3330 - gdm doesn't chown /dev/console
gdm doesn't chown /dev/console
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-06-08 01:01 EDT by Marc MERLIN
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-30 15:59:49 EDT
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Description Marc MERLIN 1999-06-08 01:01:58 EDT
Because of this, I can't write in my xconsole.
I tried to setup gdm just like xdm and take advantage of:
PreSessionScriptDir=/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession
PostSessionScriptDir=/etc/X11/gdm/PostSession

to chown /dev/console as appropriate, just like xdm does,
but that doesn't work either and ls -lu, shows that gdm
does not even open those files :-(
Comment 1 Marc MERLIN 1999-07-13 01:46:59 EDT
I was just checking on the status of this bug, and realized that I
messed up the summary, but bugzilla doesn't give me any way to change
it.
Anyway, what I meant to write there was "gdm doesn't chown
/dev/console"
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-13 10:55:59 EDT
I changed the summary for you.  :-)

You do appear to be correct that a gdm login ought to give
you ownership of /dev/console; I'm looking to see if any
other instances of this exist and whether to use pam_console
as a general solution.
Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-30 15:59:59 EDT
This will be fixed for gdm, and unified between gdm, xdm, and kdm,
in the next release, as it will be done entirely through the
pam_console module.  Thanks!

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