0

I have a local user issue which I don't know how to solve: all users can log without any problem, except one user who is each time kicked back to gdm screen though password authehtication succeeds (no password error message). 'su - {user}' works fine, so not a pwd issue. I tried to remove ~{user}/.ICEauthority and all /tmp files|dirs belonging to this user, but still doesn't work.

I guess there is kind of trivial solution, but can't figure out what it is. :-(

I'm in Fedora 30 under Wayland, more than happy to provide more information if needed.

A bit more details/context:

last shows that indeed the user actually connected on a tty
`watch -n 0.1 'who -a'` doesn't show the user, even a single time So it seems that login succeeds, a tty is attributed, but it never goes to the who command input source. Could this help? Thanks!

Any idea?
Thanks a lot
Emmanuel

Answering to myself, finally succeeded in sorting this out.
Was right, wasn't a system issue but a local one.
In despair, I listed all files/dir in faulty user home which had been modified within a short time range before issue appeared, and finally removed following dirs in ~user/.local/share:

  • gnome-shell
  • gvfs-metadata
  • keyrings

Then tried to log with the user, and guess what, worked like a charm! So it was related to one (or all) of these directories. I would suspect .gnome-shell, but no evidence of it.
If now someone wants to try to clarify my answer explaining what may have happened, I would be more than happy and would help the community.
Also I changed the topic to make it more relevant.
Thanks!

  • Please, post journal errors/info. At first glance could be a Wayland compatibility issue: did you try to login with X? – mattia.b89 Oct 30 '19 at 11:25
  • I can do it. Which extract do you want? What would be hard to understand with Wayland compatibility is that we are 7 users on the computer, and since few days ago all users could log in without any problem; now only one user cannot log in, all others can log in working like a charm. – franquemagnee Oct 30 '19 at 11:29
  • you can post full journalctl log – mattia.b89 Oct 30 '19 at 11:31
  • full journalctl is 400Mo; is it ok? :-) – franquemagnee Oct 30 '19 at 11:39
  • hmm may look like silly question, but how do I attach a file to this question? :"> Should I post entries inline? – franquemagnee Oct 30 '19 at 11:47
0

No idea anybody? I'm convinced there is something in the user homedir which makes the X login fail and have the tty login work. Not related to .ICEauthority, as removing it doesn't solve the issue. If someone has an idea, please do!

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.