Bug 806560 - useradd usermod utilities causes gdm to fail
useradd usermod utilities causes gdm to fail
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-24 15:46 EDT by Bill Gradwohl
Modified: 2013-02-13 17:04 EST (History)
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Description Bill Gradwohl 2012-03-24 15:46:36 EDT
Description of problem:
With a graphical.target boot up, but with no one graphically logged in, logging into a tty session as root and adding a user via useradd causes the tty session to be replaced by the GUI login screen. It is possible to return to the tty session, but it should never have left to begin with.

Same scenario but with someone logged in to the DE while root is working on a tty, adding a user with useradd or modifying a user with usermod causes the DE session to terminate showing the login screen with the new user in the list of known users.

Logged in to a DE as root, executing useradd utility within a gnome-terminal randomly kills the GUI session offering a login screen. Anything that was running in the DE is history.

Logged in to the DE as a mere mortal and using su to adduser does the same thing.

I don't know if its related, but I also put up a bug 804354 incident for :

TMOUT=1; read; echo $?

via the gnome-terminal that behaves similarly.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F16 fully patched.
Comment 1 Bill Gradwohl 2012-05-27 10:34:07 EDT
Do you need additional information?

Is this fixed in F17?
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