Updated gdm packages that fix three bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The GNOME Display Manager (GDM) is a highly configurable reimplementation of XDM, the X Display Manager. GDM allows you to log into your system with the X Window System running and supports running several different X sessions on your local machine at the same time.
Previously, the gdmsetup utility did not automatically add users to the user whitelist file /etc/gdm/custom.conf, although these users were configured for automatic login. With this update, the problem has been fixed and users are now automatically added to the whitelist file, as expected.
Previously, the GDM GUI was not properly resized when the failed authentication message was displayed for the user. As a result, the failed authentication message was not displayed correctly. With this update, the problem has been fixed so that the GUI is resized properly and the message is displayed as expected.
When shutting down the X Window System, the gdm-rh-security-token-helper program could have terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault under certain circumstances. With this update, the problem has been fixed, and gdm-rh-security-token-helper works as expected.
All users of GDM are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.