Can't Authenticate GDM Login After 'yum upgrade'
talbotscott at cox.net
Sun Sep 24 14:29:37 UTC 2006
Janina Sajka wrote:
> I ran a 'yum upgrade' on my test 3 portable Thursday night. Since then
> I've been unable to log onto the desktop. Console logins have not been
> affected. I see the following error in /var/log/secure:
> Sep 24 07:04:13 sonata gdm: pam_unix(gdm:auth): authentication
> failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=:0 ruser= rhost=
> Sep 24 07:04:13 sonata gdm: pam_succeed_if(gdm:auth): error
> retrieving information about user JANINA
> Well, the user is 'janina,' and not 'JANINA,' of course. Is it me? Is
> there some way the desktop can be locked into caps-lock independently of
> the caps lock key? Or some other issue? Down versioning gdm doesn't
> I'm seriously stuck on this one. I'm in Copenhagen to demonstrate the
> new desktop accessibility features Monday and Tuesday. All help most
> gratefully appreciated.
William Murray also reported problems with the latest authconfig
packages. He recommends reverting to authconfig 5.3.7-1.
His description of his problem doesn't sound exactly like yours, but it
might be a good first step. Here is his report:
I just updated my FC6T3 box, and it no longer starts gdm.
Last error in /var/log/messages:
heplnw8 gdm: no suitable security token driver could be found
This is with new authconfig 5.3.8-1
If I go back to 5.3.7-1 all is OK again...
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