Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121163
KDE crashes when trying to log in on system with LDAP auth. and NFS home directories
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:40 EST
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Description of problem:
On my scool, we are beginning to investigate the possibilities of
replacing Win XP with Linux, and have set up a system composed of a
Debian file/login-server, 9 thick clients, and a newly bought
application server which will serve up about 10 thin clients.
The authentification is made by LDAP (we have set up the thick clients
to get user info and authentificate by LDAP in
redhat-config-authentication), and the home directories are mounted by
This setup works great in GNOME, but when trying to log into KDE
(setting "session type" to KDE in GDM), KDE starts loading, but at
some point it crashes, showing a bug dialog, and then throwing us back
into GDM. KDEINIT is still running though (at 100% CPU), and has to be
killed off manually.
I can see that you probably need more information than this, but I
onestly don't know what to look for.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select KDE as "current session"
2. Enter username and password as usual
3. Hit enter to log in
Actual Results: KDE crashes not logging in, leaving KDEINIT running
at 100% (having to be killed off manually)
Expected Results: Getting logged in
This bug has been there all the time (at least in FC1), as it is there
on both machines which are completly up2date (we are using nightly yum
update), and those who are freshly installed
could you please try kde 3.2.2 on ftp.kde.org. I have seen some change
in this release which should fix this problem
Il try if you tell me where to find an rpm...
Can't find anything like that - and honestly I don't have a clue about
how to install something as complex as KDE from source...
Where on their server is it?
Can you please try reproducing with current fedora core 4. Also, if the crash
is still present, can you please post the backtrace? More details on system
configuration could help, too. Possibly strace of the offending (hanging)
kdeinit process and such.
Also, how does your nsswitch.conf look like? Mount options of /home
partitions? Are hostnames set up properly on the machines? (that is, can the
hostname be resolved to IP address?).
No can't do, sorry. I no longer has access to either the machines or the network
or an LDAP server - they where at at the Norwegian equalient of a highscool, and
i'm at university now... Sorry.
Since this bug is fairly old (happened in FC1 with fairly old upstream version
of KDE) and noone else encountered this, chances are this has either
disappeared or was a problem specific to the particular installation. I have
verified that i can login to KDE on a fresh LDAP account with NFS mounted home
even under FC3 KDE (using GDM from FC3 as well). The ldap+nfs server in this
experiment was running RHEL4. I am therefore closing this bug.