gdm Question

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Fri Feb 29 05:15:58 UTC 2008

TNWestTex wrote:
>> Does the hsqldb user on your system have a uid other than 96 /
>> greater than 500?
> Somehow it does.

Perhaps you had created the user before installing the package?  
Was this a fresh F8 install or an upgrade?  It looks like the hsqldb
package prior to 1.80.1-1jpp_2fc (back in October 2005) didn't create
the hsqldb user with a reserved uid (which would be a uid lower than

The current rpm should remove the user when the package is removed, so
a simple "fix" should be just remove the package and then install it
again so the user is created with a lower uid (hardcoded to uid 96

At least you now know why it's showing up in the login user list.  :)

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