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Oracle Linux: Users are Unable to Login to GUI Console (Doc ID 2404553.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 20, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


Root login from GUI console is not happening, after entering username [root] and password it comes back to same screen.

In /var/log/secure following messages are logged from service gdm-password, user may also fail to switch accounts in gui-console.

Apr 10 20:30:43 <host> gdm-password]: pam_unix(gdm-password:session)
Apr 10 20:30:58 <host> gdm-password]: pam_unix(gdm-password:session)


Customer removed gdm packages.

gdm-plugin-fingerprint, gdm-user-switch-applet, gdm, gdm-libs


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