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Re: Problems with kdm in F10 (solved - SELinux issues)



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Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> Em Dom 30 Nov 2008, Rex Dieter escreveu:
>> Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
>>> Em Dom 30 Nov 2008, Marcelo Magno T. Sales escreveu:
>>>> People,
>>>>
>>>> I've just installed F10 and have fully updated the system.
>>>> When I replace gdm with kdm, I can only log in to KDE using the
>>>> root account. When I try to log in using a regular user account, I
>>>> get the following error message:
>>>> "Cannot enter home directory. Using /."
>>>> When I click ok, I get this other one:
>>>> "Could not start kstartupconfig4. Check your installation."
>>>>
>>>> If I revert to gdm, everything is fine again. What may be causing
>>>> this problem?
>>>>
>>>> Also, user photos are not shown in kdm. The default image is
>>>> displayed for every user, despite they all have their photos
>>>> configured since before F10 was installed. I did a fresh install
>>>> of F10 (didn't upgrade from F9), but the /home file system was not
>>>> modified. The user photos still appear in Kickoff. KDM was
>>>> configured with System Configuration to show preferentially the
>>>> user photos and use the default image only if users have not
>>>> provided their own photos. Why aren't the user photos displayed in
>>>> kdm?
>>> Both problems were solved when SELinux was disabled. Now I'm
>>> counting 5 weird problems solved by disabling SELinux.
>> That's not really a solution, just a workaround.
> 
> Indeed, but that's the only way I could find to make it work.
> 
>> Odd, I can't reproduce either problem with SELinux enabled.  I'd
>> venture it's either a geniuine selinux issue (mislabelling) or a
>> local configuration, or some combination of the 2.
> 
> It's possible, I've been using this home directories since FC3. Maybe 
> there's some old garbage in the users dirs that is causing the problem.
> 
>> Does setroubleshoot highlight anything out of the ordinary?
> 
> I didn't get any warning. But would it function at the kdm login screen? 
> Don't I have to be already logged in to get setroubleshoot warnings?
> 
> []'s
> Marcelo
> 
Try running

restorecon -R -v /home

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