Comment 31 for bug 478274

Same issues as above. Unable to mount (NTFS, USB, etc) and unable to use Users/Groups. Have a file /etc/gdm/custom.conf

Session info:

Session4:
        unix-user = '1000'
        realname = 'Gavin Carothers'
        seat = 'Seat1'
        session-type = ''
        active = FALSE
        x11-display = ':0'
        x11-display-device = '/dev/tty8'
        display-device = ''
        remote-host-name = ''
        is-local = TRUE
        on-since = '2010-02-18T01:43:14.736153Z'
        login-session-id = '4294967295'

This is however the active session. Contents of /etc/gdm/custom.conf

[daemon]
TimedLoginEnable=false
AutomaticLoginEnable=true
TimedLogin=gavin
AutomaticLogin=gavin
TimedLoginDelay=30

Possibly related, issue came up after installing kubuntu-desktop but there were a number of other upgrades in the last two days as well.