Re: "authentication failed" error upon gnome login...
From: P.T. Breuer (ptb_at_oboe.it.uc3m.es)
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 11:10:19 GMT
iamcarmoda <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have been using Redhat 9 for about a month. I recently enabled support for
> SMB client through the Gnome system security app. Now when i reboot and try
> to logon i recieve a "Authentication Error" popup window just after i enter
> my username and password to logon.... note: this is not the same error
Log on at text console instead, and looksee what's up.
> recieved when you enter either an incorrect UN or PW, but some service that
> starts just after logon obviuosly.
There is none. Auth error is the report of whatever is authorizing you
to log in via the login utility you are using. It sounds like gdm?
Anyway, it doesn't think you should be logging on through it.
> It is preventing me from loging on to gnome at all. There is a possiblity i
Tough. Try something else.
> Q: is there a way i can get into the config of gnome and turn off any
> security settings for NFS and SMB made. I did want to enable Kerberos, but i
Why? What would that accomplish? Is your home account on an nfs or
> don't remember starting the config so i dont hink thats the problem.
Kerberos? Please don't tell me that your home is on an nfs-kerberos
system? Yes - not having a home mounted might well kill off your
xinit startup scripts.