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Old 03-30-2006, 11:52 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Townsville, Australia
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nsswitch.conf + LDAP + bootup error

hi there,

i'm having a bit of a problem, i've setup openldap on my machine, then i've edited my /etc/nsswitch.conf file to look like this.

passwd: ldap files
shadow: ldap files
group: ldap files

now when i try and boo the computer it hangs when it's trying to start udev if i press control c then a bunch of errors come up saying it can not connect to my ldap server.

thats probably because openldap hasn't started yet.
Old 03-31-2006, 03:48 AM   #2
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Location: Mafra, PT
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Hi l_mat,

Try bootting in single user (init 1) and then change the orther of authentication, this is change the nsswitch.conf from "ldap files" to "files ldap"
and then give it a try.
I think you have SELINUX enabled so the system can't authenticate correctly as it is trying to find a ldap server that has not started.

Hope this helps



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