GNOME hangs with LDAP Authentication
I have recently configured my Fedora 9 computer to use LDAP Authentication using a Fedora Directory Server. In the Configuration options, I have selected 'Local Authorization is sufficient for local users' and 'Create home directories on the first login'.
Now when I try to login into gnome. The gnome hangs (mouse pointer responds), and only the wallpaper is shown without any GUI.
To test whether there was any problem with the LDAP server authentication I tried to login into through the console <ctrl+shift+F2> and it succeeded with the following messages:
password: <LDAP password for harsha>
'Creating user home directory.../home/harsha
'Creating bash_profile.... /home/harsha/.bash_profile'
then i restarted X using :killall Xorg and logged into gnome, this time Gnome showed up!
My diagnostics on this are:
1.Gnome is not creating home directories for LDAP users on their first login. (This is happening because there is no home directory for the LDAP user)
2.In order to login to the Gnome initially, an LDAP user has to login through the console which creates his home directories.
Now my question is, Can we configure gnome to create home directories for LDAP users at their first login without logging in through console? if so, how?
Thanks in advance.