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I've finally configured an OpenLDAP server to act as an authentication server for my home, no mean feat, I can tell you! I can query the LDAP database no problems, but I am having difficulty logging into my desktop running Fedora Core 4.
If I switch to one of the virtual consoles (to a command line), I can log in no problems (albiet a little slowly). However, when I try to log into gnome, through the GUI log in screen, I have difficulties.
It seems to authenticate me OK, but it gives an error message about my session lasting less than ten seconds, and would I like to see the output from ~/.xsession-errors, which I have included below:
/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: /usr/X11R6/bin/sessreg -a -w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l ":0" "pete"
/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession: line 89: /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients: No such file or directory
/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession: line 89: exec: /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients: cannot execute: No such file or directory
Now, I've checked my home directory, and I cannot find the .xsession-errors file that supposedly exists. I've also had a look at the /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession file, and I cannot see anything that might cause a problem, so I'm kinda stumpted.
Could anybody help shed some light on this matter? It seems a same to revert back to NIS, now I'm so close to an LDAP solution.
A quick note: after a little bit more playing around, it would seem that once I have logged into the command line, I can use startx to manually spawn an x-session and work with the GUI. It is only when I attempt to log in from the GUI log on prompt.