[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#722317: Bug#722317: lightdm is not usable with ldap, tries to lookup the whole tree after typing in the username

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Sep 10 08:21:57 UTC 2013

On mar., 2013-09-10 at 09:47 +0200, Alex Mestiashvili wrote:
> Tried lightdm with lightdm-gtk-greeter and lightdm-kde-greeter, 
> the probem is very similar:
> on the system I have configured ldap with 500+ users
> after typing in the field the username, gtk-greeter freezes and in the
> console I can see messages like that:
>  2013 Sep 10 09:16:54 myhostname key "userX" not found in map
> source(s)

So you type 'user' for the login, and the message is about 'userX'?
> after a while I can type in the password and login to the system

Ok, so there's something like a timeout, but no failure?
> the same happens with kde-greeter - it takes some minutes to start the
> Xscreen and than I have a line of usernames in alphabetical order
> going to nowhere bihind the screen ( obviously 500+ users don't fit )

Actually that looks like a bug in KDE greeter. Default setting in
lightdm.conf is to hide the user lists.
> After installing accountsservice package gtk-greeter works, but in
> kde-greeter I get only one user and can't select others.
> I think there is no need to generate user list when ldap or other
> directory system is setup.

I disagree, people might have like 5-10 users in ldap, even less, and
might still want to enable user list.

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