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Re: Bug#81397: [authorization] fails silently for normal users, cannot start server

reassign 81397 gdm

On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 05:20:42PM +0200, Eray 'exa' Ozkural wrote:
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Version: 4.0.1-9
> Severity: important
> When I try to start X server as a user, the X server complains that
> the authorization has failed and terminates. Likewise when
> trying to login from gdm (tried other display managers, too)
> I can't paste anything now but as far as I can summarize:
> from auth.log, a message like
> PAM_unix[...]: authentication failure; (uid=0) -> exa for gdm service

As you've demonstrated so amply on the Debian mailing lists, you are an

Whether gdm can get auth credentials back from PAM involves the X server
not at all.

This bug may not be gdm's fault either, but it's a far better approximation
than bitching about xserver-xfree86.

> help please.

No one in Debian can give you the help you need.  You need powerful
antipsychotic drugs.

Don't even think about replying privately.

G. Branden Robinson             |    I am sorry, but what you have mistaken
Debian GNU/Linux                |    for malicious intent is nothing more
branden@debian.org              |    than sheer incompetence!
http://www.debian.org/~branden/ |    -- J. L. Rizzo II

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