Re: NM causes network to go down

Dan Williams wrote:
>> >
>> > On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 22:34 +0100, Bjørge Solli wrote:
>> >>
>> >> The strange thing is that I cannot even log in as root (not in gdm nor 
>> >> in text console), I had to reboot into runlevel 1  ...<snip>...
> Probably because your home directory or authentication is set up to use
> the network?  It used to be the case that if you had set up kerberos
> logins from system-config-authentication and you didn't have a network,
> then even root could not log in.  Probably some variation of that.

I installed a very minimal set of packages (<400) on a Fedora 8 system
(no graphical interface at all, meant for bare-bones FTP and Apache service)
and found it necessary to turn off SELinux by putting "selinux=0" in the
kernel args in grub.conf to allow *any* account to login to a text console.

A sample of the SELinux/audit message in syslog file:
   Feb 22 09:29:06 testhost kernel: audit(1203701346.285:4): avc:  denied
     { entrypoint } for  pid=2136 comm="login" path="/bin/bash" dev=dm-0
     ino=1736707 scontext=system_u:system_r:hotplug_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023
     tcontext=system_u:object_r:file_t:s0 tclass=file

"login" isn't allowed to access "/bin/bash"?!?

I probably need to take this one to another [SELinux] forum, eh?
Not really keen on disabling SELinux for a box that will eventually
sit on the Internet.  :drunk:

- Don

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