Bug 34208 - choosing tcsh for user's shell prevents X from loading (gnome)
choosing tcsh for user's shell prevents X from loading (gnome)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcsh (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-03-31 00:04 EST by ricdude
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-31 00:04:22 EST
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Description ricdude 2001-03-31 00:04:06 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.1-0.1.9 i586)

If I set my user shell to /bin/tcsh, I can't login to X/gnome via gdm.  I
haven't tried alternate login managers, or KDE.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. chsh user
2. select /bin/tcsh
3. try to log in to X/gnome via gdm

Actual Results:  X exits, and returns to the login screen

Expected Results:  my gnome desktop should have loaded.

if I change the user shell to /bin/bash, all is well.
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2001-06-28 11:02:57 EDT
tried the steps you mentioned. With gdm/gnome, I login, change from bash to tcsh
via chsh, logout and log back in-- successfully via graphic login and text mode
Comment 2 Len Moss 2001-06-29 02:10:52 EDT
This might be related to the change in tcsh behavior introduced in RH 7 in
response to bug 19926.  At our site, it caused a user's .login script that
happened to contain minor error to be sourced during the startup of the X
session.  The startup failed because of this error with the symptoms you

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