Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76292
User manager does not open
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am having problem with the user manager that is in Xwindows. everytime I
click on it to open it nothing happens. all it does is bring up the question
about authorization. asking if I would like to keep the authorization or for
get it. I just installed linux on my Machine last night and I can't seam to
figure out why the user/group manager is not working not working
I have tried to run the redhat-config-user from the terminal commad window
from xwindows and it came up with a segmention fault here is the
fault /usr/share/redhat-config-users/redhat-config-users: line 4 1696
segmantation fault /usr/bin/python2.2 /usr/share/redhat-config-
the 1696 is a diferant number every time
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.click on user/group in the kde menu
Actual Results: nothing happens
Expected Results: It should have brough up the user manager
I have also tried to delete my user password by typing passwd -d then the user
name and it also came up with a segmentation fault that is all it said. I do
not know if this has anything to do with the other problem or not but I do
beleave the problem is related.
Have you edited /etc/passwd by hand? Also, did you specify in the installer or
authconfig to use MD5 passwords?
I have loaded up the /etc/passwd in a text editor after I notice nothing would
work but did not edit it. I do have tha ability to do so however. I have
reinstalled linux 4 times and I tried it with and without MD5 passwd. I have
also tried it with and without shadow passwd
I have also tried to edit the about myself in the control center and after
typing in my passwd it came up with "unknown error" in a window and an ok button
I wonder if all these problems are related.
My guess is that they are all related.
Ok, I can reproduce this crash if I select to not use MD5 passwords and shadow
passwords during the install.
However, this is a libuser bug and not a redhat-config-user bug. To
demonstrate, do the following as root:
1) # /usr/bin/python
2) >>> import libuser
3) >>> admin = libuser.admin()
This bug is a dupe of bug 68245.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 68245 ***
I can reproduce the problem with or with out MD% or Shadow password. the things
you wanted me to do as root. I do not get the error unless I have the MD5 password.