Re: gdm does not allow login

gdm configure tries to auto-detect the authentication method to use.
If you use pam you should make sure the development packages (header
files, etc) for pam are installed.
If you use shadow passwords you might need to tell configure to use

On Sat, 2002-07-06 at 20:59, xerid the only wrote:
> I installed the latest gnome desktop (every *.tar.gz in the current source 
> tree), but gdm is giving me a problem.  I created a gdm user/group (is there 
> a specific home dir or shell i need to set?), then installed it as directed 
> by the INSTALL file.  I then put DESKTOP="GNOME" in the 
> /etc/sysconfig/desktop file, which is read by the /etc/X11/prefdm script. (I 
> run RedHat).  gdm will load, but when I try to log in, it says "user does 
> not exist", for every user, I dont even get to enter a password.  Are there 
> any permission on files that need to be set, or setting I've missed.  THIS 
> IS NOT JUST HAPPENING WITH ROOT.  gdm owns /usr/local/var/gdm. xdm works.
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