I'm having a login problem on all my Fedora 8 machines. I have about 6 - 8 machines all doing the same thing and a bunch of older distros (mostly 5 and 6) and a bunch of RedHat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 machines that work fine.
Anyway, the problem is that the first LDAP login after boot hangs. In other words, I boot the box and log in as JoeSmith. JoeSmith will authenticate with the AD server and the screen turns the default KDE blank blue background that you typically get right before the KDE login status app (with the flashing icons as it tells you what piece is currently loading) comes up. It hangs right there. You never see that status app. I'm forced to do a Ctrl-Alt-F1, log in as root, and kill the /usr/bin/X process. Fedora then automatically restarts gdm and on the next login attempt, all is fine. I have all my Linux machines configured to use a Windows Active Directory server for network logins. The home directories are auto-mounted to an NFS share on another Windows server running Services for Unix. As I mentioned, the older distros and the RHEL machines are working fine and the Fedora 8 machines work fine after you get past that initial glitch.
Can anyone give any suggestions? This could prove to be very annoying at best or quite problematic at worst.