Bug #1262

Problem with new PAM and xdm

Added by dillon almost 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

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Description

The new PAM seems to be making callbacks to xdm after xdm has
destroyed its toplevel widget, causing xdm to crash. I was
able to hack xdm to ignore the callbacks after the toplevel widget
is destroyed but I think the problem may be with PAM and not with
xdm.

Is anyone else seeing this problem? Basically xdm stops working.
You login to X and it just seg-faults and goes back to the console.

-Matt
Matthew Dillon
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#1 Updated by Johannes.Hofmann almost 6 years ago

Yes, I'm also seeing that.

Johannes

#2 Updated by dillon almost 6 years ago

:> xdm.
:>
:> Is anyone else seeing this problem? Basically xdm stops working.
:> You login to X and it just seg-faults and goes back to the console.
:
:Yes, I'm also seeing that.
:
: Johannes

Sephe found similar bugs reported w/ linux and FreeBSD. It's a bug
in xdm but the easiest solution is to adjust the PAM config file for
xdm.

Comment out the 'session' line in /etc/pam.d/xdm and the problem
should go away.

I will change the defaults in the repo.

-Matt
Matthew Dillon
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#3 Updated by Johannes.Hofmann almost 6 years ago

Yes, that helps.

Thanks,
Johannes

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