nis+ with kde3

Bob Edwards Robert.Edwards at
Tue Sep 24 09:02:13 EST 2002

Ed Wensley wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having trouble with NIS+ and KDE3. I can successfully login to my
> Redhat 7.3 workstation from the console (runlevel 5), but I am unable to
> do so through KDE's graphical login. Through KDE I can only login to
> root. For non-root logins it seems to accept the username and password,
> but then the X server resets before loading the desktop so that I return
> to the login screen after the screen blacks out. The only info in the
> /var/log/messages that mentions anything is "automount[849]: attempting
> to mount entry /home/wensley" during the time of user login. Automount
> correctly mounts the user's home directory, but something won't allow
> users to get to the desktop. NIS+ authentication is from a Solaris 8
> machine. Any ideas or suggestions?
> - Ed

Is your users shell (returned by NIS+ from the server, eg. when you do
a nismatch username passwd.org_dir) listed in /etc/shells (and does it
exist?). KDE is a little finicky about that.

It works fine for us.


Bob Edwards.

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