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[Bug 731867] gdm hangs after Tumbleweed base update from 11.4 to 12.1

--- Comment #26 from Thorsten Brehm <brehmt@xxxxxxxxx> 2012-01-20 19:44:54 UTC
Yay, gdm is working now! ;-) Thanks Walter...

It's a simple issue of /etc/shadow having no password for the gdm account ("!"
character) - which somehow was the setting for OpenSuSE 11.4 (maybe default of
11.4 or earlier). gdm/OS12.1 isn't working with this setting.
With a fresh OpenSuSE 12.1 installation, gdm account is blocked ("*"
character). Exchanging "!" for "*" makes gdm work:

/etc/shadow diff:

I guess the setting should have been changed automatically when updating to
OpenSuSE 12.1?

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