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Old 03-08-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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Login window dies when user authentication dies.

I am new to Linux and am trying to set up a new system but am getting some strange behavoir. I've administered an Irix system before. I have opensuse 11.3 installed with gnome running. When i enter a bad user id in the windows login screen, the bad authentication causes the x window manager to crash and leaves the system in the ascii terminal mode login. I then have to login as root and do an init 3 , then init 5 to get the x server started again an get the windows login started. Has any one seen this behavior before and how can i fix this. Been hunting through /etc/X11/xdm to see what startup scripts could be causing this. Thanks in advance for any help.
Old 03-08-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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I would say that the "name" of the issue is xdm is not respawning.
That's, of course, assuming it really is xdm. You said it's running gnome, so your dm is probably gdm.
Old 03-09-2011, 05:52 AM   #3
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It is runnung xdm. Which one of the x startup files do i look at to see why xdm is not respawning after a failed authentication?


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