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Bug 3330 - gdm doesn't chown /dev/console
Summary: gdm doesn't chown /dev/console
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-08 05:01 UTC by Marc MERLIN
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-30 19:59:49 UTC

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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:

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
Anyway, what I meant to write there was "gdm doesn't chown

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!

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