Description of problem:
as per title - normal user logins always fail
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.enable Xorg display manager and try to log in
(Side-effect: autologin to a particular user also fails if Xorg display manager in use)
Enable a different display manager - all the others work
... this in context of using xfce
fixed bug label - too early in morning for this...
xorg display manager broken - won't allow login (except root) =>
xdm display manager broken - won't allow login (except root)
This was on an "HP Compaq 8200 ultraslim desktop" using integrated graphics - ageing a bit now, but at least UEFI. Problem is quite reproducible on this unit if XDM in use. However Ben in qa has just "not confirmed' this with his xfce login succeeding.
assigning to you, since you are the registered xdm maintainer. I can't remember having seen you touch it, though. Feel free to assign back and drop maintainership if xdm isn't yours at all!
(In reply to Marja Van Waes from comment #4)
> @ Shlomi
> assigning to you, since you are the registered xdm maintainer. I can't
> remember having seen you touch it, though. Feel free to assign back and drop
> maintainership if xdm isn't yours at all!
Done. I think I adopted xdm because I felt sorry for it, but I'm not using it.
@Tony, does your normal user have a password? xdm doesn't work with a blank password.
Normal (and all) users have passwords.
XDM for me accepts name entry, but in the split-second of clicking the enter key after putting in the password, it re-spawns the blank name entry field. Note that this is for me: Ben apparently gets sessions up for 90 sec before they die - hence his bug 24961
Please install xdm-1.1.12-3, which will fix the reset after ~90 seconds. Then create a new user and try to log in as that user from xdm. If that fails, use Ctrl-Alt-F3 to switch to a tty, log in as that user, and save a copy of ~/.xsession-errors, /var/log/Xorg.0.log, and the journal.log created by running (as root)
journalctl -b > journal.log
and after you've switched back to a working DM, attach those three files here.