|Summary:||gdm doesn't chown /dev/console|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Marc MERLIN <marc_soft>|
|Component:||gdm||Assignee:||Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-07-30 19:59:49 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Marc MERLIN 1999-06-08 05:01:58 UTC
Because of this, I can't write in my xconsole. I tried to setup gdm just like xdm and take advantage of: PreSessionScriptDir=/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession PostSessionScriptDir=/etc/X11/gdm/PostSession to chown /dev/console as appropriate, just like xdm does, but that doesn't work either and ls -lu, shows that gdm does not even open those files :-(
Comment 1 Marc MERLIN 1999-07-13 05:46:59 UTC
I was just checking on the status of this bug, and realized that I messed up the summary, but bugzilla doesn't give me any way to change it. Anyway, what I meant to write there was "gdm doesn't chown /dev/console"
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-13 14:55:59 UTC
I changed the summary for you. :-) You do appear to be correct that a gdm login ought to give you ownership of /dev/console; I'm looking to see if any other instances of this exist and whether to use pam_console as a general solution.
Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-30 19:59:59 UTC
This will be fixed for gdm, and unified between gdm, xdm, and kdm, in the next release, as it will be done entirely through the pam_console module. Thanks!