[lug] problems with kdm and changing shells
brownclan at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 15:30:24 MST 2005
Another troubleshooting technique would be to disable kdm, log in at
the console with a default tcsh shell and then do a startx with stdout
and stderr redirected to a file and then go look at the file. But
those links seem to cover the problem pretty well.
On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 22:07:47 -0700, Jason Davis <mohadib at openactive.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-01-26 at 21:40, Phil Rasch wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I just built a new box using ProMepis which is running a 2.6.10 kernel,
> > KDE3.3, and a bunch of new things I havent tried yet.
> > I installed it on my hard drive and everything is working pretty well....
> > Except... I like tcsh for my shell.
> > I installed it, then used chsh to change the shell. I can login fine
> > from the console, but KDM wont start a session. It accepts the user and
> > password, then begins to startup the Xsession but kicks out and brings
> > me back to the kdm screen, asking for user and password information
> > again.
> > I can verify that this is indeed the problem by switching back and
> > forth between bash and tcsh for my default shell. It always works with
> > bash, and never works with tcsh. But tcsh seems completely solid from the
> > console, or just starting it up by typing "tcsh" into bash.
> > Grubbing on the web indicated that somebody saw a similar problem on a BSD
> > machine, but no solution was posted.
> > This install may be hardened for security more than I am used to.
> > dmesg | grep -i selinux
> > shows
> > SELinux: Initializing
> > SELinux: Starting in permissive mode
> > SELinus_register_security: Registering secondary module capability
> > SELinux: Registering netfilter hooks
> > KDE is also a newer version than I have used before.
> > There may be settings in pam.d that cause me problems.
> > But I have tried what I know and am not making progress. Can anybody
> > offer me advice?
> > Thanks
> > Phil Rasch
> also... , this looks like good stuff maybe...
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