[Samba] Your home directory is listed as :'home/xxxx' but it does not appear to exist

Muqtadir Kamal smkamal2001 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 23:18:46 MST 2010

Hi all,

I had been trying to log in from my client machine in to the ldap+samba3.3
server machine, but i could not log on to the ldap+samba3.3 server machine
successfully. Everytime i tried to log on, it popped-up with three dialog
boxes one after another showing the messages as shown below inlcuded in
double quotes:

The first pop-up dialog box displayed the following messages in it:-

"Your home directory is listed as :'home/xxxx' but it does not appear to
exist. Do you  want to log in with the / (root) directory...... " with YES
and NO buttons.
After clicking on the YES button, the second pop-up window displayed  the
following messages:-"User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored. This prevents
the default session and language from being saved. File should be owned by
user and have 644 permissions...."

After clicking on the OK button, the third box has shown the following lines
:- \

"Your session only lasted less than  10 seconds. If you have not logged  out
yourself, this could mean some installtion problem or that you may be out of
disk space. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sessions to see if you
can fix this problem." It had also a check box associated with a combo box
with a many messages as listed below:
The chk box was ticked and had a label displaying "View Details
(~/.session-errors file).

Can any body let me know, how tom resolve these issues of permission denied

Pleasss help me in this

        workgroup = xxx
        server string = Axxxx PDC (xxx.net) Samba %v
        netbios name = xxxx
        enable privileges = yes
        interfaces = xxx.xxx.xxx
        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
        passdb backend = tdbsam:/etc/samba/passdb.tdb
        passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://
        printcap name = cups
;       printing = cups
        security = user
        log level = 3
        admin users = administrator at smbadmins
        time server = Yes
        wins support = Yes
        client lanman auth = yes
        wins support = Yes
        wins proxy = No
        lanman auth = yes
        ntlm auth = Yes

        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 100000
        time server = Yes
        ldap passwd sync = Yes
        ldap ssl = off
        ldap admin dn = cn=samba,ou=Users,dc=xxx,dc=net
        ldap admin dn = cn=Manager,dc=xxx,dc=net
        ldap suffix = dc=xxx,dc=net
        ldap user suffix = ou=Users
        ldap user suffix = uid=User
        ldap user suffix = ou=People
        ldap group suffix = ou=Groups
        ldap idmap suffix = ou=Idmap
        ldap machine suffix = ou=Hosts
        ldap delete dn = Yes
        add user script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-useradd -m "%u"
        add machine script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-useradd -w "%u"
        add group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-groupadd -p "%g"
        add user to group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-groupmod -m "%u" "%g"
        delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-groupmod -x "%u"
        set primary group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-usermod -g "%g" "%u"
        delete user script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-userdel "%u"
        delete group script = /usr/sbin/smbldap-groupdel "%g"

 logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U <file://%25l/Profiles/%25U>
        #logon path = "
        #logon drive = H:
        logon drive =
        logon home =
        logon script = %U.bat
        logon script = logon.bat
        logon path =

        #name resolve order = host
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 35
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        #local master = yes
        load printers = yes
        cups options = raw

        idmap uid = 15000-20000
        idmap gid = 15000-20000
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd '%u'
        unix password sync = no
        passwd chat = "*New UNIX password*" %n\n "*Retype new UNIX
password*" %n\n "*Changing password for*\nNew password*" %n\n "*Retype new
password*" %n\n" "*updated successfully*"
        pam password change = yes
;       encrypt passwords = yes
;       guest ok = no
;       guest account = nobody
        enable privileges = yes
        wins support = Yes
        comment = Home Directories
        valid users = %S
        read only = No
        browseable = No
        valid users = %S
        valid users = MYDOMAIN\%S

        comment = Network Logon Service
        path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
        admin users = root
        guest ok = Yes

        comment = Roaming Profile Share
        path = /var/lib/samba/profiles
        read only = No
        profile acls = Yes
        create mask = 0600
        directory mask = 0700
# --------- smb.conf end ---------

S.Muqtadir Kamal
System Administrator
mail.smkamal at gmail.com
MOB No - 91 9948694665

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