After upgrade 8.10 > 9.04 login fails

Asked by Peter Mienes on 2009-04-24

After upgrade from 8.10 to 9.04, the system reboots, and I see the logon field for a second or less, immediately followed by a messagebox (with icon: red circle, white horizontal bar), saying 'Aanmelding mislukt' (Dutch), which means 'logon/login failed'. Upon Enter or Esc or Alt+o it immediately reappears; no chance to bring the options list up with Alt+t. On the 8.10 system, the logon/login screen was automatically skipped.
Please note: this is on an Acer Aspire One. On my dual boot desktop, I followed the same procedure without any problems.

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Solved by:
Peter Mienes
Solved:
2009-05-05
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2009-05-05
Last reply:
2009-05-05

This question was originally filed as bug #366029.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) said : #1

the issue is an user question and not a bug

Peter van Heun (peter-webstek) said : #2

Although it is a user question, did anyone have a solution?

Peter van Heun (peter-webstek) said : #3

Although it is a user question, did anyone have a solution?

Peter Mienes (peter-jjsupport) said : #4

I agree with Sebasien Bacher that it's not a bug in Ubuntu; however, to my opinion it IS a bug in the upgrade procedure.
Nevertheless, to avoid waiting for an answer, I did a new install using ubuntu-9.04-netbook-remix-i386.img, and that works fine.

Peter van Heun (peter-webstek) said : #5

The solution is, in Dutch, over here http://forum.ubuntu-nl.org/software-en-configuratie/kan-niet-aanmelden-in-gnome/ I'll give a free translation of the solution:

Remove from /etc/pam.d/gdm the line @include common-pamkeyring.