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KDM Errormessages

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KDM Errormessages

Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:05 pm
Hi all,

I have posted this to the Ubuntu Mailing list, but maybe this is a better place to ask this kind of question. I have a problem with misleading error messages in KDM. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and KDM greeter for login. If I want to log in on this greeter and supply a wrong password, I get a fatal error message saying "Critical error. Ask the system administrator to look into the logfiles to get further information". Well, I dont want to be asked any time a user cannot log in because he mistyped his password... I would like to get a better errormessage. But how can I configure KDM to show another error message?
If I try to log in as root (which is not permitted in kdmrc), I get a better error message saying that root cannot log in. For my password trouble I would like to get the error message "Authentication failed".

Has anyone hints for that? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance
- Oliver
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Re: KDM Errormessages

Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:23 am
If you attempt to login on a virtual terminal, what error message is given by an incorrect password?
This could be a failure in a PAM module causing KDM to give this message.


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Re: KDM Errormessages  Topic is solved

Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:06 pm
Thanks for your reply.

You were right! It was a problem with my PAM config. I changed it and have now no more error message. But I guess it is simple now to proceed - maybe no message is even ok. Anyway it is better than the critical failure.

Thank you very much!

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Re: KDM Errormessages

Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:16 pm
What change did you make to PAM ?

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