Eric on 27 Apr 2009 09:20:23 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] authentication errors


Are there any relevant entries in the /var/log/messages or ~/.xsession-errors files?


Art Alexion wrote:
> After an errant Ubuntu update a few months ago, two machines throw out errors 
> after authenticating.  They authenticate OK, but kick out an undefined error in 
> the process.
> When logging into gdm/kdm, after entering the password, I get a small message 
> box that says "Error" with an OK button.  The same happens with the password 
> protected screensaver.
> When entering a password for a sudo command, I get the word "Error" on a 
> single line and then the command executes.
> I remember a similar problem with a corrupted /dev/null and another time when 
> some update screwed up the host name resolution, but /dev/null looks OK, and 
> this time I just get the word, error, not "Host name not found"
> This doesn't seem to be preventing me from doing anything, but it is an 
> annoyance.  Any ideas.
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