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Re: fedora-list Digest, Vol 4, Issue 437



On Sun, 2004-06-27 at 17:18, fedora-list-request redhat com wrote:

Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 16:31:54 +0200
From: Ian Hilliard <i hilliard hilliardtech com>
Subject: KDE stopped working after an update
To: fedora-list redhat com
Message-ID: <1088346714 3314 1 camel iansys hilliardtech com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

I've been running Fedora Core for a couple of weeks now and for the most
part, it has worked quite well. As I prefer KDE to Gnome, I did an
apt-get
from apt.kde-redhat.org to get a more original KDE version.

Unfortunately,last Thursday when I did an update it seems to have broken
something. I am no longer able to log into KDE. That is to say, when I
log
in at the login screen within a second I am returned to the login
screen.
I've been through /var/log/messages and /var/log/kdm.log, but there are
no
error alerts in those logs.

Does anyone else have the same problem? Does anyone else have any idea
what the cause of the problem is?

Ian

Further to the failure of KDE:
I discovered in /var/log/secure that PAM was failing as there was a line in /etc/pam.d/system-auth that ensured that the UID is less than 100. This is the line:

account     sufficient    /lib/security/$ISA/pam_succeed_if.so uid < 100

I tested to see if setting this to a higher value (1000) would permit a login. It did not. I did however get a new entry in /var/log/messages, which read:

Jun 27 18:08:43 iansys kdm: :0[23196]: pam_timestamp: timestamp file `/var/run/sudo/root/:0:ian' has unacceptable age (366 seconds), disallowing access to kde for UID 0
Jun 27 18:08:43 iansys kde(pam_unix)[23196]: session opened for user ian by (uid=0)
Jun 27 18:08:43 iansys kde(pam_unix)[23196]: session closed for user ian

I find this interesting in two ways. Firstly, I don't know why the pam_timestamp is so outdated that it will not permit access. Secondly, when I log in to Gnome, it uses pam authentication on user ian and not root. Could there be some configuration problem with KDE or is this normal? If there is a configuration problem, where is it and what should it be?

The interesting thing is that a Gnome login only seconds later worked without a problem and produced the following entries in /var/log/messages:

Jun 27 18:20:24 iansys kdm: :0[23443]: pam_timestamp: timestamp file `/var/run/sudo/root/:0:ian' is only 128 seconds old, allowing access to kde for UID 0
Jun 27 18:20:24 iansys kde(pam_unix)[23443]: session opened for user ian by (uid=0)
Jun 27 18:20:24 iansys gconfd (ian-23531): starting (version 2.6.0), pid 23531 user 'ian'
Jun 27 18:20:24 iansys gconfd (ian-23531): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory" to a read-only config source at position 0
Jun 27 18:20:24 iansys gconfd (ian-23531): Resolved address "xml:readwrite:/home/ian/.gconf" to a writable config source at position 1
Jun 27 18:20:24 iansys gconfd (ian-23531): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only config source at position 2

I hope that someone can help.

Regards,
Ian


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