[Samba] SUSE 9.2

Prakash Velayutham prakash.velayutham at cchmc.org
Sat Jan 15 15:53:23 GMT 2005

Hi Jody,

I had the exact same problem when I started running a Samba PDC. My 
passdb backend was an OpenLDAP server however (which is the same 
physical server). In this case, the Samba account users should be able 
to login to the Samba server also and that I achieved by configuring 
pam_ldap on the Samba/LDAP server. This resolved the issue of xsession 
for me.
I don't know how this can help, but something is better than nothing I 


On Jan 15, 2005, at 4:36 AM, Jody wrote:

> My name is Jody and I am in Cape Town South Africa. I have been
>  working on Windoze for about 6 months and have experienced many
>  problems. I have been introduced to Linux (Suse 9.2) when I visited
>  the Science center in the Vacation Period.
>  I have installed Suse on my Dads Laptop and the Laptop is inturn
>  connected to a network by means of a 100meg Switch. On the Network we
>  have a PDC whichruns a Domain called WORK and on the PDC we have
> various shares
>  and Users including mine. (The PDC IS RUNNING NT)
>  I have managed to set up SUSE in such a way that it notices the WORK
>  Domain when configuring the Network with Samba (Quite cool). Once the
>  configuration had completed I was faced with whe KDE login on the
>  Laptop which looks like this....
>  WORK/Jody
>  WORK/Administrator
>  WORK/guest
>  etc.........
>  If I choose any of the above logon names and insert the password it
>  gives me an error......
>  XSESSION: Access denied for user WORK/Jody.........and leaves me to
>  click on OK and reverts to the main logon screen. The only person that
>  can logon is root as root is a local profile on the Latop I guess.
>  I contacted the Local Linux team here in SA and they refered me to
>  Samba . Please help me as my Dad is not impressed with me. Luckily I
>  never deleted the windows partition as yet as my dad uses the Laptop
>  for work purposes.
>  NB all the above users can log in from any Windoze workstation without
>  any problems
>  Thanking you in advance
>  Jody
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