Oracle Linux: Users are Unable to Login to GUI Console
(Doc ID 2404553.1)
Last updated on MAY 24, 2020
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
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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