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Old 05-04-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Login problems after account is created


Recently loaded Fedora Core 2 Test 2 on my laptop. Trying to add a new account and here's the command I executed as root:

useradd -c "Oracle Software Owner" -g oinstall -G dba oracle

Command got executed without any errors. When I log out and try to log in as "oracle", I get this message:

"Your home directory is listed as: /home/oracle - but it does not appear to exists. Do you want to log in with the / (root) directory as your home directory? It is unlikely anything will work unless you use a failsafe session"

Also, when I am logged in as root and "su" to oracle, I get a message:
"Would you like to enter a security context? (Y/N)". After I respond with a "N", it lets me login without any problems.

The directory /home/oracle exists, and everything else looks OK. I am stumped. Would appreciate any feedback from users who have had similar problems/issues.

Old 05-04-2004, 03:45 PM   #2
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You probably have two scripts: 'useradd' and 'adduser'. Useradd is more low-level, it just adds the user. Adduser creates the home dir and makes a basic setup
The home directory problem may be caused by the fact that /home/oracle may be unaccessible fot your new user. Check permissions, probably owner of this dir is set to someone else.
Old 05-04-2004, 04:11 PM   #3
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Problem persists

Thanks for the response.

I tried adding a brand new account using the GUI interface under GNOME environment. Selected "System Setting" -> "Users and Groups" -> "Add User". Successfully added, but when I log out and log in as the user, I get the same message.

Also confirmed home directory got created, checked permissions etc. Everything look OK.


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