[K12OSN] startx puts display on server

Peter Van den Wildenbergh pvdw at criticalcontrol.com
Thu Sep 23 18:38:37 UTC 2004

Dale :
Failing to log in (without msg) and redisplaying the login screen is ...
Seen that one before when you use pam and auth agaist NDS for example.
Usually ID/PW are correct! but actions taken by pam after the login like auto creating /home/dir
fail and that causes a login fail without msg on the screen but...
Check /var/log/messages and /var/log/secure on the server
with the commands
tail -f /var/log/messages 
tail -f /var/log/secure 
and see what scrolls by when you log in on one of the clients.
If you see anything, post it on the list, and I will take a look at it.
-----Original Message----- 
From: Jim Kronebusch [mailto:jim at winonacotter.org] 
Sent: Thu 9/23/2004 11:48 AM 
To: 'Support list for opensource software in schools.' 
Subject: RE: [K12OSN] startx puts display on server

	> When i load my machines, by default, they are supposed to go
	> to Gnome, however when i do that the screen flickers a few
	> times, and then takes you back to the logon screen.  no
	> errors or anything.  the only logon that works is failsafe. 
	> you can logon to the machines as root and it logons ok, but
	> any other user it just flickers and takes you back.   also
	> when i logon to the server directly i can logon as any user
	> and it logs into their profile just fine.  why is that?
	Call me crazy but I would try to remove the autologin stuff and see if
	things work then.  At least you could narrow down the problem to Gnome
	or something with the Autologin.
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