Bug 495572 - xguest, user switching, and password
xguest, user switching, and password
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-13 16:18 EDT by Mads Villadsen
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:22 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 07:49:33 EDT
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Description Mads Villadsen 2009-04-13 16:18:03 EDT
Description of problem:
When logging in as Guest the first time no password is needed. If "switch user" is used from within the Guest user session, then to return to the Guest user a password is needed.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as Guest (notice that no password is required)
2. Select "Switch User" from the user switch applet.
3. Trying to get back to the already logged in guest user now requires a password.
Actual results:
Unable to get back into the Guest user session.

Expected results:
It should work without asking for a password.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 09:46:45 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 2 Stephen 2009-07-12 16:19:55 EDT
From my normal account, I installed xguest, hit the Switch User option and got bounced to the login screen. Choosing 'Guest' I was asked for the password.

I rebooted and at the first login screen chose 'Guest' and again was asked for a password.  It won't accept blank (no password).

It seems that whether trying to re-login as guest (as originally reported), or switching from a normal user, or simply logging in as Guest at all now asks for a password.

xguest is completely broken.

This was tried on a F11 machine, fresh install from livecd, with all updates applied as of now.
Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2009-07-15 12:08:57 EDT
There is a bug in gdm. gdm currently user /etc/pam.d/gdm-password instead of /etc/pam.d/gdm.  

If you take the first line out of /etc/pam.d/gdm and add it to /etc/pam.d/gdm-password, xguest should start working again.

auth     [success=done ignore=ignore default=bad] pam_selinux_permit.so
Comment 4 Jeff Peeler 2009-12-05 19:00:34 EST
This appears to still be broken in F12. The referenced auth line above is already in gdm-password.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 09:40:09 EDT
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 07:49:33 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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