Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134393
gdm doesn't recognize NIS based user logins
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:50 EST
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Description of problem:
after firstboot with ypbind running, attempts to login as a NIS/YP
based user results in an unrecognized user.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. fresh install of rawhide from 2004-10-01
2. after firstboot configuration
3. attempt to login as an NIS based username
Actual Results: GDM responds as if the user doesn't exist with the
usual messages in the dialog box. (e.g. the warning that the username
and password may be wrong)
Expected Results: normal login
ssh connections to the test machine have no problems with NIS based
users. Su has no problems with the NIS based usernames.
Oct 1 16:02:54 tembo gdm(pam_unix): could not identify user
Oct 1 16:02:54 tembo gdm-binary: Couldn't set acct. mgmt for ggw
Could this be another glibc bug?
previous glibc bug was bug 133982
Have anybody find a solution for this ?
I am running the FC3 final and still experience the same problem.
Could you post your /etc/nsswitch.conf file?
Also what does the command
Does this only happen the first time you boot after a fresh install or
does this happen every time?
I found the solution for this.
The default of /etc/sysconfig/authconfig is USENIS=no
Change it to "yes" and reboot.
Seems to be gone for me. There were some problems with the FC3 NIS
server as well.