[OpenAFS] Ubuntu 10.04 Login Issues

Stephen Joyce stephen@physics.unc.edu
Fri, 10 Dec 2010 09:58:13 -0500 (EST)

I gave up gnome back around RedHat 8.x days due to issues with AFS 
homedirs. Has gnome with afs homedirs improved any since then?

Anyway, we don't see the login problems you describe on Kubuntu 10.4. KDE 
does have its own issues with lingering processes, but nothing annoying 
enough to move to the top of my priority list.

Are you using pam_afs_session? What do the relevant portions of your pam 
configs look like, if you don't mind sharing with the group? Actually 
first, are CLI console logins reliable and always get tokens? (might be 
chasing the wrong goose here, but wanted to start with the basics).


On Fri, 10 Dec 2010, Thomas Briggs wrote:

> We use a mixed environment of Ubuntu 10.04 and Mac OSX machines in our 
> labs and classrooms.  After our upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04, are users are 
> noticing that the first time they log in, GDM accepts their password, 
> starts a session, and then terminates.  They can usually log in the 
> second time, though sometimes it takes two or three tries.  After a few 
> days of running, a 'ps -eaf' shows stray processes from just about every 
> user, and every login session since the last reboot.
> Why am I asking here?  Because this doesn't seem to be widespread Ubuntu 
> problem, and I suspect it has something to do with the interaction 
> between some new aberration of nature in Ubuntu 10.04 (and there are 
> many) and the user's home directories, which are on AFS, and hopefully 
> there is another school using it for their classrooms like we.  Also, 
> people on this group seem to be more helpful, patient, intelligent, and 
> just downright better people :-)
> -tom
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