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Bug 77354 - No home directory dialog doesn't let you log in
No home directory dialog doesn't let you log in
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Mike McLean
: MoveUpstream, Triaged
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Reported: 2002-11-05 13:26 EST by Jack Neely
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-01-12 21:22:33 EST
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Description Jack Neely 2002-11-05 13:26:34 EST
Description of Problem:
When loggin in through GDM and your home directory, for whatever reason, doesn't
exist, gdm tells you this with a nice dialog that asks if you wish to log in
with "/" as your home directory.  No matter if the user clicks "Yes" or "No" you
are returned to the login screen and not allowed to procede.

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How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Unmount your home directory or some other such so that $HOME isn't there
2. Try to log in via gdm
3. Observe behavior of the dialog telling you your home directory doesn't exist

Actual Results:

Expected Results:
Well I would like to log in.

Additional Information:
For the NCSU Realm Kit we use AFS for home directories and I have my own
xsession files.  One of the things they do is check for your home directory and
warn the user if its not there.  (We create them a temp home dir if they click
continue.)  So I'd either like to disable this check or get it working so that
my scripts can take over and use a temp dir.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-11-05 13:40:23 EST
If you got as far as gnome-session or whatever running, I'd expect the desktop
to barf with / as homedir, which would result in returning to gdm.

It's not getting that far, right?

Probably a pretty simple fix.
Comment 2 Jack Neely 2002-11-05 13:53:15 EST
Doesn't get that far.  I've tested this with stock versions of all the xsession
stuff from RHL8.0 and I get the same behavior.  X Doesn't restart, GDM just
looks at you a couple seconds (delay between logins?) and then refreshes the
login box to ask you to enter your user id.

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-12 21:22:33 EST
Moved to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103258

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