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Re: Today's (9/12) rawhide all users = unable to authenticate user!



On Fri, 2008-09-12 at 23:35 -0500, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> darrell pfeifer wrote:
> > 2008/9/12 Dr. Diesel <dr diesel gmail com>
> > 
> >> Booting normally to GDM, using normal root login gives me unable to
> >> authenticate user.  If I boot to init3, my user/pass works just fine, then I
> >> can startx.  I attempted passwd and reset my pass with no luck!
> >>
> >> Anybody else?  Should I file this under GDM?
> >>
> > 
> > The gdm changelog says
> > 
> > * Tue Sep 09 2008 Jon McCann <jmccann redhat com> - 1:2.23.92-2
> > - Disallow root login
> > 
> >  So it is intentional
> 
> So... what exactly are we supposed to do when the user login gets hosed? 
> Reach for a rescue disk? (Seriously, what's with the sudden trend to 
> make fixing problems harder by making recovery modes inaccessible in an 
> apparent bid to hide the "confusing/potentially dangerous" bits of the 
> system from the user?)
>From memory GDM has always done this, (I personally don't use GDM, I
favour KDM), I remember some FC5 machines in particular that required a
GDM configuration hack to allow root logins.

Overall, I'm in favour of not allowing root GUI logins by default, I'd
imagine we are still going to always have direct root CLI logins.

What I'd like to see, is sudo being setup by default (full access w/
password) for the first user (as configured during firstboot).
> 
> -- 
> Matthew
> ENOWIT: .sig file for this machine not set up yet
> 
-- 
Nigel Jones <dev nigelj com>


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