Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77354
No home directory dialog doesn't let you log in
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:10 EDT
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
Well I would like to log in.
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.
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.
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.
Moved to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103258