Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 600950
Log-in shows only "other" keeps "shuddering" and looping endlessly !!
Last modified: 2011-06-27 13:40:04 EDT
Description of problem:
Unable to log-in.
The initial GUI only shows "other" exhibit a "shudder" or a "screen shake" and loops back, and continues to loop in this mode, mouse click / enter key has no effect.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I am not sure if this is the actual reason:
Logged in as MainUser
Created two new users (NOT using root login)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create User 1
2. Create User 2
3. Make User1 belong to group User2
4. Also made User1 and User2 part of audio, cdrom and video groups (dont ask me why, I am trying to move from Windows to Linux, tried Fedora, OpenSuse and Ubuntu, found Fedora to be the best!! Of course this login-loop is self inflicted, I understand the qa on fedora releases are not that stringent)
Only "other" is displayed and stuck in an unending loop. Cannot click/select other.
I assume the initial login screen should show User1 and User2 along with the MainUser that was created during installation. OR
and under "other" it should show
I will attempt to login into the command mode and delete the User1 and User2 and see what happens. Its close 1 a.m. and I have to put an end to this noisy keyboard clatter.
What have you used to add users?
(In reply to comment #1)
> What have you used to add users?
I have used the User Manager (System->Administration->User and Groups)
btw: last night I stayed up till 2 am and fixed the problem by:
* booted into the text mode
* logged in as super user (su -)
* deleted User1 and User2
* switched back into the GUI mode and the log-in screen showed MainUser !
So, it was indeed an issue with the assignment of user groups (some sort of circular dependency I guess)
(In reply to comment #2)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > What have you used to add users?
> I have used the User Manager (System->Administration->User and Groups)
> btw: last night I stayed up till 2 am and fixed the problem by:
> * booted into the text mode
> * logged in as super user (su -)
> * deleted User1 and User2
> * switched back into the GUI mode and the log-in screen showed MainUser !
> So, it was indeed an issue with the assignment of user groups (some sort of
> circular dependency I guess)
So the bug is probably in gdm. Reassigning to it.
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