lucid lynx - login screen stuck in a loop

Colin Law clanlaw at
Thu Apr 1 15:17:25 UTC 2010

On 1 April 2010 16:09, Tom H <tomh0665 at> wrote:
>>>> Anyone else seeing this bug after lucid updates yesterday?
>>>> [lucid lynx - login screen stuck in a loop - SYSTEM BROKEN]
>>> I rebuilt my Lucid install yesterday and do not have any issues.
>>> However I have had one-iteration loops in the past with Lucid.
>>> Steve Langasek (who is, AFAICT, a hyper-active - in a good sense -
>>> developer) is considering PAM as a culprit
>>> Looking at your posted logs, you seem to have run into the samba
>>> winbind issue that someone had a few days ago
>>> (which may or may not be the same problem as other bug posters are
>>> having). IIRC, the cure was either editing the pam common files by
>>> hand or running
>>> dpkg-reconfigure libpam-runtime
>>> I skipped my usual installation of ssh, samba, and nfs when I rebuilt
>>> Lucid yesterday. Maybe I should install samba and see what happens...
>> Could be... been trying to troubleshoot some gvfs issues as well, see:
>> and the one that got merged to 530605:
>> Note: on that machine I purged winbind & didn't seem to make any
>> difference. Also, it was working well (with the exception of the gvfs
>> issues) prior to yesterday's update.
>> I've got a test machine that I'm updating from 2.6.32-16-generic to see
>> if I can replicate.
> Installing samba and winbind did not affect my ability to login or
> give me the login-screen loop...

Try to create a new user and login as that user, or change his
password.  It affects password change and creation it seems.


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