[Samba] unrecognized pam_winbind/gdm error.

Matt Sellers indigoblu at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 19:56:21 GMT 2005

Hello all,

I have successfully setup winbind with clients pointing to a central ldap
server, and have had great results for ssh service logins, however i get
wierd problems with gdm login attempts after winbind has been running for a

Oct 10 14:45:26 ctilinux6 pam_winbind[2398]: request failed, but PAM error
Oct 10 14:45:26 ctilinux6 pam_winbind[2398]: internal module error (retval =
3, user = `mahmed')
Oct 10 14:45:29 ctilinux6 gdm-binary[2398]: Couldn't authenticate user

This error can be resolved by restarting winbind, thus allowing users to
login again. Ive setup a cron job to do this every few hours but I want to
find the root of the problem...

many thanks to to developers and supporters of the samba project, im
documenting all my setup notes / issues and am going to post them to a
website soon....


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