This is related to http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Linux/Q_21206112.html
Wesly was a big help to me there. But that part of the problem is over. I hv a up and running NFS, LDAP solution working but hv run into problems ---- which i suspect to be related to locking and NFS.
Okay here goes.
I am using Fedora Core 3 and Core 2. No other dist involved. Kernel is 2.6.7 and 2.6.9 un respectfully ;)
I hv setup nfs to export directories /home/students, /home/faculty and /home/staff from the NFS server. That server is also acting as a LDAP server. The user login is occuring but at times i get problems from gdm-binary (or gdm_binary) that it cant set up acct. management, i.e. i cant login using the graphical greeter in Fedora Core 2 (stock). Also the login is always successful in text mode. also, at times (i hvnt managed yet to identify the pattern) when i click "Log Off", the machine seems to hang (which ofcourse it isnt). The mouse works and all and after around 1 min it logs off itself. I can kill the X server using C+A+Bk tho.
What is going on?? I am new to these but am ready to explore all idead because i am using VMWare (licenced copy :)) to simulate all the machines in my "workstation." That is how i learned the tricks of LDAP Wesly!!!
Over to u folks.....and also, just adding ldap.cetb.edu in authconfig initiated that behavious, even when loggin in under root....
PS: Also as requested, a "ls -al .gconf" in the guest dir gives:
drwx------ 4 504 502 4096 Nov 23 12:32 .
drwxr-xr-x 15 504 502 4096 Nov 23 12:36 ..
drwx------ 4 504 502 4096 Nov 23 12:33 apps
drwx------ 3 504 502 4096 Nov 23 12:32 desktop