misc/88774: authentication problem when kde starts up

E Rice mailernie at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 9 20:50:12 PST 2005

>Number:         88774
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       authentication problem when kde starts up
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Nov 10 04:50:10 GMT 2005
>Originator:     E Rice
>Release:        5.3
$ uname -a
FreeBSD fred.ehr3.net 5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Nov  5 04:19:18 UTC 2004     root at harlow.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
For some unknown reason, and apparently all of a sudden, when KDE starts up at system boot it puts up an alert window indicating a particular user has failed  authentication. It is always the same non-root user. The user can login without consequence. Once the user logs out, the 'normal' kde login screen appears without any alert. The alert only appears when kde is started at boot time, and is always for the same user.

1. Why does this happen?
2. How can I verify the authentication of a particular user to identify any 'issue'?
3. If the user can login why is there an issue at all?

I imagine this is a PAM thing, and have searched high and low. 

Obviously the system still runs ok, but something has caused this to appear suddenly and it is just one of those things tht drives one nuts!

Any and all advice is appreciated.


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