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Bug 7937 - gdm, xdm and kdm don't start sessions
gdm, xdm and kdm don't start sessions
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 1999-12-21 14:56 EST by mwright
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-22 18:18:18 EST
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Description mwright 1999-12-21 14:56:47 EST
Using gdm, xdm or kdm, whenever I log in, I am just brought right back to
the login screen (it seems that the session dies immidiately). I have tried
it with every session availible (gnome, kde, failsafe, anotherlevel), and
each give the same result. The problem didn't used to happen; it started
suddenly (I logged out, but couldn't log in afterwards). startx works fine,
Comment 1 mwright 1999-12-22 18:18:59 EST
The problem seems to have fixed itself as suddenly as it appeared.
Comment 2 Riley H Williams 1999-12-23 12:44:59 EST
I've seen this on occasion myself, and it appears to be due to some sort of
library access problem in the PAM system, although it's not consistant as to
which library causes the problem.

Sorry I can't help more though...

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