Ticket #642 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

new-GDM is too cool to display the contents of /etc/nologin

Reported by: jdreed Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Fall 2010
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:  LP:600390

Description

1) Create /etc/nologin and put some text in it.
2) Try to login using GDM
3) Be sad.

The specific failure mode is that after you type your username, it will just say "Authentication Failure". That's a pretty terrible user experience.

Before reporting this upstream, I want to make sure this isn't a consequence of our GDM config, or /etc/nologin being deprecated or something.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Upstream bug set to LP:600390

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone changed from Summer 2010 (Lucid Deploy) to Fall 2010

Bad idea:
We could write yet another gdm applet to monitor /etc/nologin and and display a large message saying "This workstation is temporarily unavailable"

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to committed

Committed in r24822. Packaging deferred, pending feedback

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to proposed

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from proposed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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