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Re: Can't Authenticate GDM Login After 'yum upgrade'



cornel panceac writes:
> janina, maybe disabling selinux will help? have you checked
> /etc/{passwd,shadow} ?
> what if you create a new user?
> ..
> 
selinux was already disabled--so it wasn't selinux. But, creating a new
user named 'NEW' did the trick. So, the emergency is covered as NEW goes
to prepare her demo! <grin> Thanks.

Janina

> On 9/24/06, Janina Sajka <janina rednote net> wrote:
> >oldman writes:
> >> Janina Sajka wrote:
> >> > I ran a 'yum upgrade' on my test 3 portable Thursday night. Since then
> >> > I've been unable to log onto the desktop. Console logins have not been
> >> > affected. I see the following error in /var/log/secure:
> >> >
> >> > Sep 24 07:04:13 sonata gdm[6597]: pam_unix(gdm:auth): authentication
> >> > failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=:0 ruser= rhost=
> >> > Sep 24 07:04:13 sonata gdm[6597]: pam_succeed_if(gdm:auth): error
> >> > retrieving information about user JANINA
> >> >
> >> > Well, the user is 'janina,' and not 'JANINA,' of course. ... ...
> >> >
> >>       Janina:
> >>
> >>       William Murray also reported problems with the latest authconfig
> >> packages.  He recommends reverting to authconfig 5.3.7-1.
> >
> >Well, I can only find authconfig-5.3.6, but downversioning to that
> >doesn't fix the problem. I get the same error.
> >
> >
> >>
> >> His description of his problem doesn't sound exactly like yours, but it
> >> might be a good first step.  Here is his report:
> >>
> >>   Hi guys,
> >>          I just updated my FC6T3 box, and it no longer starts gdm.
> >> Last error in /var/log/messages:
> >>  heplnw8 gdm[2164]: no suitable security token driver could be found
> >>
> >>    This is with new  authconfig 5.3.8-1
> >>   If I go back to 5.3.7-1 all is OK again...
> >>             Bill
> >>
> >> HTH
> >>
> >> Scott
> >>
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