Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446277
login loops endlessly with no home dir
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:21:13 EST
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Description of problem:
When a user does not have a home directory but tries to log in they are given an endless loop of x-11 trying to start, rather than an error message or a time out or just kicking the person back to the login screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.configured LDAP network configurations
3.did not install home directories.
4.attempted to login.
Endless loop of x-11 trying to start
some sort of error message
I can confirm this problem also happens when either /home or any user directory
under /home is a link.
I've tested a little bit further. My homedirectory is on an hfsplus unjournaled
case-sensitive volume, mounted under /data. My users live under /data/People.
I used to link /home to /data/People and This has always worked great for me.
To test, I have created two mountpoints, one hfsplus unjournaled, case-sensitive
and one jfs. I have created on these filesystems a directory containing a clean
/etc/skel copy'ed homedirectory. Like this:
Now, when I create a link in /home or make /home in its entirety link to the jfs
volume, gdm starts normally. When I link to the hfsplus one, gdm starts crashing
restarting crashing restarting, ad inifitum.
Hey guys, we've pushed packages to updates-testing that may resolve this issue.
The update report is here:
You can install the update by bringing up a terminal and typing
$ su -
[enter root password]
# yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gdm
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