Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86505
xdm does not run Xwilling
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:18 EDT
Description of problem:
It seems that it is not possible to su to "nobody"
as its shell is set to nologin in /etc/passwd. Thus the resource
DisplayManager.willing: su nobody -c /etc/X11/xdm/Xwilling
in /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config does not produce the intended result.
If you try to run that command as root you'll see Xwilling does not run.
Changing the -c to -s works, though maybe it shouldn't since the arg
is not a valid shell. Adding "-s /bin/sh" may be more correct.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install minimal redhat 8.0
2. add in XFree86-xdm and its prerequisites then enable XDMCP
3. point an X terminal at it
Chooser shows "This account is currently not available."
Chooser shows "1 user, load: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00" (for example).
This issue seems to be present in both the XFree86 and X.Org code bases.
We encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of Fedora Core
(http://fedora.redhat.com) to verify that the bug still exists.
If this issue turns out to still be reproduceable in the latest
version of Fedora Core, please file a bug report in the X.Org
bugzilla located at http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg"
Once you've filed your bug report to X.Org, if you paste the new
bug URL here, Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the
centralized X.Org bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes
that become available for consideration in future updates.
Fixed in xinitrc-4.0.17-1 in rawhide, buy changing -c to -s /bin/bash
(In reply to comment #2)
> Fixed in xinitrc-4.0.17-1 in rawhide, buy changing -c to -s /bin/bash
Nice English on me there... s/buy/by/
Must have been tired that day...