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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:43 am    Post subject: Annoying Login Confirmation in KDM [Solved] Reply with quote

I am using KDM 4.9.3. Since a few days (I don't know what I have changed) I get the following confirmation message after providing login information and pressing the enter button.

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shows a dialog box with an "ok" button and the following label
Quote:

matthias wird angemeldet
Last login: Sun Nov 25 11:59:32 CET 2012 on 0

matthias is my user account, wird angemeldet is German and means is logging in

I do not want this login confirmation. It is annoying, I always have to press the "ok" button.
I do not know why the confirmation message is partly in German, I usually pick English to obtain searchable error messages.
The confirmation message appears independently of the window manager that I select.
The confirmation message does not appear if I create a fresh user.

I was not yet able to find out which configuration file is responsible for this confirmation message. Do you have an idea?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you set your default locales for the system with eselect? I think you can setup Kdm from the Kde system configuration graphical interface. There's probably a variable written in a configuration file of Kde that display this message. I think the best way is to try to deactivate it using the Kde gui. If it is not possible, you have to make a search in your home directory to find what is responsible of the message display. It can be in the ~/.config or ~/.kde directory or elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:50 am    Post subject: Re: Annoying Login Confirmation Reply with quote

Thanks. I solved the language problem. German was the language of root in the kdm config.

The problem with the annoying message remains. I have not found anything related in kdm section of systemsettings (which is the KDE configuration graphical interface).

Alan Turing wrote:

The confirmation message does not appear if I create a fresh user.

I think this was a mistake. I again created a fresh user, this time the message appeared.

Furthermore:
I installed gdm. While using gdm this message does not appear.
I searched for kdm configuration files in the home directory of root but found none.
It seems that the behaviour of kdm is determined by the files in /usr/share/config/kdm and these files are updated when I configure kdm via systemsettings.
I deinstalled kdm, deleted remaining files in /usr/share/config/kdm and reinstalled kdm.

The annoying message still appears.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that message is caused by having pam_lastlog in the session stack for kdm, and the change that caused it is new support for it being added to KDE, upstream.

As I don't have KDE installed here, I'm not sure how PAM is configured for it out of the box, but I'd expect there's a "kdm" module in /etc/pam.d/ which eventually includes system-login. I suggest you try removing the "session optional pam_lastlog.so" line from /etc/pam.d/system-login. Other entries in that file that are likely to make annoying output are pam_motd and pam_mail, so you could remove them also if pam_lastlog isn't the problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=422495#c9
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ataraxia wrote:

I suggest you try removing the "session optional pam_lastlog.so" line from /etc/pam.d/system-login.

Thank you! That worked for me. (And according to the bug report, I guess an update of pambase kdebase-pam also does)
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ataraxia wrote:
I suggest you try removing the "session optional pam_lastlog.so" line from /etc/pam.d/system-login.
Brilliant, fixed it for me too.

If I wanted all that $@#&, I'd use Mess Windoze, FFS.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for posting this. VERY annoying dialog box that I am happy to get rid of.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fixed here also. I had one machine that displayed the "Last Logged In" dialogue box and one that didn't. Once I knew where to look I found this entry in /etc/pam.d/system-login on the machine that didn't display the dialogue:

session optional pam_lastlog.so silent

So "silent" will turn the dialogue off.

Thanks!
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