Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447245
kdm pam settings need to sync with gdm
Last modified: 2008-07-02 20:33:05 EDT
NetworkManager will prompt the user for a password if the user uses KDM. This
can by fixed by using the gdm settings found in /etc/pam.d and copying them over
See also kde-redhat-users ml thread:
* Tue May 20 2008 Rex Dieter <email@example.com> 4.0-24
- kdm pam settings need to sync with gdm (#447245)
In particular, sync'd gdm
gdm -> kdm
gdm-autlogin -> kdm-np
gnome-screensaver -> kscreensaver
gnome-screensaver -> kcheckpass
kde-settings-4.0-24.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
I can confirm that NetworkManager does not ask for a password using these rpms.
Also, the PackageManager icon seems to work better with PolicyKit now. I'm not
sure how to test the screensaver thing, but otherwise, this works for me.
Works for me; are you going to request this to be pushed to -testing or -stable?
I just noticed that the /etc/kde/kdm/background.rc file points to a non-existant
Oops... That's overridden by the theme we set, it's left over from the
configuration we tried before we had fedorawaves-kdm-theme, when the Waves
backgrounds weren't the final ones yet.
kde-settings-4.0-24.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update kde-settings'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-5536
kde-settings-4.0-24.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
gnome-keyring-pam (which is not set up for KDM by this update) doesn't appear
to work properly with KDM. I installed this update, then manually installed
gnome-keyring-pam which was not installed. As a result, NM no longer asked me
for my keyring password, but it also was not able to fetch the WPA key from the
keyring (and prompted me for it). And yes, my GNOME keyring password is the
same as my login password. Removing gnome-keyring-pam again restored the status
quo (have to enter the keyring password, but the WPA key can be fetched from
the keyring just fine).
Kevin, there are HOWTO's for that. In short, if you weren't using
gnome-keyring-pam before, you need to reset your keyring (password?), and start
over, then everything "just works". Yes, far from ideal, but oh well.
For completeness, here's the guide I (basically) followed to get it to work for me:
The HOWTO says:
> If you are useing NetworkManager (nm-applet) for your Wlan and you log in
> next time at Gnome, you will be asked for a new Password for
> gnome-keyring-manager. Give the same as your login password. From there your
> keyring will automatic opened for you when you login.
But my keyring password is ALREADY the same as my login password. Weird...
Evidence that it's not just me: