Comment 7 for bug 577563

In reply to comment #1: the bug is not invalid, and this is not a local issue. See bug #888355 for detailed steps to reproduce. The combination of these two preferences makes login impossible. The user administration tool should make such combinations impossible (bug #888355), but if they do occur somehow, gdm should ask for the password so that it can decrypt the home directory. At the very least, it should raise a clear error message. Currently it gives very cryptic errors and login hangs (on Ubuntu 11.04), or it gives no error message at all and just returns you to the login screen (on Ubuntu 11.10). There's definitely room for improvement here.