Bug#692821: gnome-shell: defines wrong pam service for gdm greeter

Laurent Bigonville bigon at debian.org
Sun Dec 2 23:35:00 UTC 2012

reassign 692821 gnome-shell 3.6.2-1
retitle 692821 gnome-shell: defines wrong pam name for gdm greeter
affects 692821 gdm3
service thanks


It seems that the gnome-shell greeter is defining the wrong pam service
in js/gdm/util.js

const PASSWORD_SERVICE_NAME = 'gdm-password';

Changing this to "gdm3" fix this issue.

I'm wondering, why is gdm using different pam service name
(gdm3 vs gdm-password) as the one that upstream is using? The gdm(2)
package is using "gdm" as pam service name.


Laurent Bigonville

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