[K12OSN] startx puts display on server
Peter Van den Wildenbergh
pvdw at criticalcontrol.com
Thu Sep 23 18:38:37 UTC 2004
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.
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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