gdm dosen't show my pix on the face greeter (selinux)

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at
Mon Oct 15 21:10:20 UTC 2007

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Louis E Garcia II wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 14:57 -0400, Daniel J Walsh wrote:
>> On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 12:25 -0400, Louis E Garcia II wrote: 
>>> On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 18:02 +0200, Lubomir Kundrak wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 2007-10-14 at 23:59 -0400, Louis E Garcia II wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 11:48 -0400, Louis E Garcia II wrote:
>>>>>> I put a pix of myself in the 'about me' capplet and have a .face in my
>>>>>> home dir. Why doesn't gdm pick it up?
>>>>>> -Louis
>>>>> Would this be the cause?
>>>>> SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/gdm-binary (xdm_t) "read" to
>>>>> (home_root_t).
>>>> Aren'y you using the root account, are you? Where is your login
>>>> picture located? Have you tried runing restorecon on the image?
>>> No, this is a normal user account in /home a seperate partition.
>>> $ls -Z .face
>>> -rw-r--r--  louisg00 users system_u:object_r:home_root_t:s0 .face
>> Thils looks like the wrong location for this file. 
>> In my case it would be
>> /home/dwalsh/.face
>> And it would have a context of user_home_t?
> $ls -Z /home/louisg00/.face
> -rw-r--r--  louisg00 users system_u:object_r:home_root_t:s0 .face
> Seems my entire /home dir is labeled home_root_t should I relabel it
> to user_home_t? This is a seperate partition. I remember something like
> putting .relabel in the root partition to have it relabel on boot?

restorecon -R -v /home

Should fix the problem.
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