[K12OSN] RE: RE: smbldap-installer v. 1.2-gamma - gnome login "problem"

Matt Oquist moquist-k12osn at majen.net
Wed Feb 9 00:35:28 UTC 2005

> From: "Mark Sarria" <mes4294 at lausd.k12.ca.us>
> I have the same problem
> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf
> Of Jim Kronebusch
> Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 11:25 AM
> To: 'Support list for opensource software in schools.'
> Subject: RE: [K12OSN] RE: smbldap-installer v. 1.2-gamma (Jim Kronebusch)
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I just installed the new package and it works.  I am having 
> > only one problem now.  
> > 
> > I added myself through the smbldap-useradd script and I can 
> > log into the 
> > virtual consoles, I cannot log into gnome.  What's happening?

Apparently the problem you saw was that you hadn't rebooted, and (for
some reason I don't yet understand) LDAP wasn't properly initialized
to do authentication.

But you might also see a message like this: "The system administrator
has disabled your account".  That message comes from the user's shell
being set to /bin/false:
[root at ltsp ~]# getent passwd | grep tcat
tcat:x:1006:513:Tom Cat:/home/tcat:/bin/false

To change that if you wish:
[root at ltsp ~]# export PATH=$PATH:/opt/IDEALX/sbin/
[root at ltsp ~]# smbldap-usermod  -s /bin/bash tcat
[root at ltsp ~]# getent passwd | grep tcat
tcat:x:1006:513:Tom Cat:/home/tcat:/bin/bash

Uh-oh.  I thought that was going to fix it but it didn't.  I can still
log in from Windoze just fine, but tcat can't ssh into my ltsp box or
log in through the GUI.

I tried rebooting and it made no difference.

My turn to ask for help - anybody have any ideas?


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