Bug 53016 - Password expiry notification problem.
Summary: Password expiry notification problem.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm
Version: roswell
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-09-01 20:42 UTC by Chris Kloiber
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-22 02:18:48 UTC

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Description Chris Kloiber 2001-09-01 20:42:49 UTC
Description of Problem:

I set my password to expire in less than a week, it was set to warn me with
7 days to go. Unfortuantely when logging in using gdm, the warning message
 is present on the screen for only a fraction of a second before the entire
login box is removed from the screen. 

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Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-09-02 00:51:28 UTC
Hmm, this will be tricky to fix without causing a delay for the normal case.

PAM is a bit too free-form for a GUI login screen...

Comment 2 Chris Kloiber 2001-09-02 16:33:57 UTC
I tried this with kdm and it works by opening a new window and requiring the
user to click an 'OK' button. Is that doable? 

I also tried xdm for completness sake, but either it's really badly broken or I
didn't set it up right. I couldn't log in at all with xdm if the password was
about to expire. If I can confirm that I'll open another bug# for xdm.

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2001-09-02 17:20:44 UTC
I'll have to look at what kdm does. I'm not sure kdm uses PAM however, or if it
does it may use it in a way that keeps some PAM modules from working.

It's certainly a bug if xdm won't let you log in, I would say.

Comment 4 George Lebl 2001-11-22 02:18:43 UTC
This is fixed in the newest gdm release

Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2002-02-11 23:58:10 UTC
Newer gdm now in rawhide

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