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[Bug 731867] gdm hangs after Tumbleweed base update from 11.4 to 12.1 (solution in comment #26)

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=731867

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=731867#c33


Vincent Untz <vuntz@xxxxxxxx> changed:

What |Removed |Added
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Status|NEW |NEEDINFO
InfoProvider| |maintenance@xxxxxxxxxxxx

--- Comment #33 from Vincent Untz <vuntz@xxxxxxxx> 2012-01-20 21:07:21 UTC ---
Yeah, now it appears it's not just Tumbleweed. That's worrying :/ I don't see
why the account would have got locked for some users.

The gdm account is created/updated in %pre of the gdm package. But there was no
big change in there; the only bit that changed is:

/usr/sbin/groupadd -r gdm 2> /dev/null || :
-/usr/sbin/useradd -r -o -g gdm -s /bin/false \
+/usr/sbin/useradd -r -o -g gdm -G video -s /bin/false \
-c "Gnome Display Manager daemon" -d /var/lib/gdm gdm 2> /dev/null || :
-/usr/sbin/usermod -g gdm -G gdm -s /bin/false gdm 2> /dev/null
+/usr/sbin/usermod -g gdm -G video -s /bin/false gdm 2> /dev/null

(Translation: we're now adding the gdm user to the video group)

Looking at the usermod man page, it seems it's not even possible to unlock an
account that has no password...

Maintenance team, do you have any opinion on the best forward? (Short summary:
apparently, for some users, the gdm account is locked which breaks gdm in 12.1)

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