I'm working under the gnome environement.
I used linuxconf to delet an user and then I create the same user again
(same username). An other uid is assigned automatically and it seems
to lead to some pb when I lanch the gnome environement (blank frozen screen
after login). If I assign again the uid that the user had before (ie I do
not take the one assigned automatically) then it's ok. Sounds like the
gnome environement kept the association username-uid somewhere even after
the user being deleted.
If you did not remove the account's data, then when you re-create the user, the
new user will get the same home directory the old user was using. If their UIDs
are different, this will cause major problems for the new user. Also check your
/tmp directory for subdirectories named "orbit-USER", which GNOME's CORBA
implementation uses for inter-process communication.
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