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[Bug 432492] Re: GDM fails to authenticate pre-existent users.


Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

** Changed in: gdm (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  GDM fails to authenticate pre-existent users.

Status in gdm package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: gdm

  GDM fails to authenticate users from the login menu.
  1- GDM 1st completely failed to start because of the absence of "/var/log/gdm" (Bug#405227)
  2- Making the needed directory, mkdir /var/log/gdm, enabled GDM to start.
  3- After the 2nd Ubuntu loading screen,the new dark brown one, 2 errors popped up:
     I- [Could not update ICEauthority file /var/lib/gdm/.ICEauthority]
     II- [This is a problem with the configuration sever.
          (usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256)]
  4- User selection menu appeared. And selecting any user gave [Unable to authenticate user]
  5- Automatically, the Ubuntu loading screen appeared again and the same senario was repeated.
  -Reconfiguring Xserver, dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, and reconfiguring GDM, dpkg-reconfigure gdm, didn't change any of the previously mentioned behaviour.
  Bug was submitted using w3m.

  ProblemType: Bug
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Fri Sep 18 15:13:50 2009
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
  Package: gdm 2.27.90-0ubuntu7
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-10.34-generic
  SourcePackage: gdm
  Uname: Linux 2.6.31-10-generic i686

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