Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 324811
gdm login failure with NIS authentication
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:17 EST
Description of problem: If you setup NIS authentication by editing usual files
(/etc/yp.conf /etc/sysconfig/network /etc/nsswitch.conf) then logins using gdm fail
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure NIS
2. Attempt login using gdm
Actual results: syslog:pam_unix(gdm:auth): check pass; user unknown
Expected results: successful login
Additional info: There is a fix posted in bz#134393 which is to set
USENIS=yes in /etc/sysconfig/authconfig but gdm should really respect
settings in /etc/nsswitch.conf
Using kdm as login manager works OK.
If this prevents login, it is blocker material
Did a fresh install with all current updates. gdm with NIS logins work fine now.
Changelog for gdm does not hint at a fix, so I can only assume I made a mistake
- please close this bug.
Thanks for the update.