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2017-10-13 01:53:04 -0600 commented question Fedora 26: sorry, that didn't work, please try again (Enterprise Login)

Zentyal is basically a Ubuntu based home/small business server for a windows based environment (Similar in function to ClearOS or Nethserver), and it does keep logs. I can connect to the Zentyal server with SSH using one of the domain accounts using the current (correct password).

2017-10-12 14:38:05 -0600 asked a question Fedora 26: sorry, that didn't work, please try again (Enterprise Login)

Having restored a 'broken' Domain Controller (Zentyal) from a snapshot, I had to rejoin all the windows devices to the domain. My Fedora workstation has proved somewhat more difficult.

I have been able to successfully rejoin my Fedora workstation to the domain, but I am unable to login to the workstation using any domain user (whether one that has previously logged on, or a new account).

When I try to login with a domain account I get an error of "sorry, that didn't work, please try again".

However, when I take the workstation offline (i.e. disconnect from the network), I can login with an old (cached) password. Whilst logged in, I can reconnect to the network and access all my resources that are not Windows orientated.

I have found a few references to similar issues, and I have attempted to resolve my issue following their solutions but to no avail. Help, would be gratefully received.

Other information: -

  • Not surprisingly, the cached password stays the same when I change the domain users password.
  • On one account, I get notification that the password is about to expire (which it is) before I get the error message "sorry, that didn't work, please try again".
  • The problem persists regardless of whether I use the GUI or text mode.
  • If I try to reconnect via the Enterprise Login (Kerberos) Account (in Online Accounts) the error message reads "Error connecting to the Enterprise identity server: Timeout was reached".
  • The domain controller is Zentyal 4.2.11

Thanks in advance.

Update 2017-10-13 19:40

Thank you sideburns for pulling me out of the rabbit hole. Logs are as follows, from pre login attempt to the time I pull the network cable out of my machine so I can login: -


Oct 12 17:35:07 kernel: r8169 0000:07:00.0 exp6s0: link down

Oct 12 17:35:05 kernel: SERVICESTOP pid=1 uid=0 auid=xoxoxoxoxo ses=xoxoxoxoxo subj=systemu:systemr:initt:s0 msg='unit=systemd-localed comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'

Oct 12 17:35:05 kernel: SERVICESTOP pid=1 uid=0 auid=xoxoxoxoxo ses=xoxoxoxoxo subj=systemu:systemr:initt:s0 msg='unit=systemd-hostnamed comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'

Oct 12 17:35:04 kernel: SERVICESTOP pid=1 uid=0 auid=xoxoxoxoxo ses=xoxoxoxoxo subj=systemu:systemr:initt:s0 msg='unit=fprintd comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=success'

Oct 12 17:34:54 kernel: USERLOGIN pid=1870 uid=0 auid=xoxoxoxoxo ses=xoxoxoxoxo subj=systemu:systemr:xdmt:s0-s0:c0.c1023 msg='uid=0083990098 exe="/usr/libexec/gdm-session-worker" hostname=? addr=? terminal=? res=failed'

Oct 12 17:34:52 gdm-session-wor: pam_sss(gdm-password:auth): received for user numpty@wdomain.local : 17 (Failure setting user credentials)

Oct 12 17:34:52 gdm-session-wor: pam_sss(gdm-password:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 ...

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2017-03-08 17:19:19 -0600 commented answer reinstall Fedora 25 Workstation without fresh install

Thanks for the quick response.

sudo dnf history $NUMBER gave a syntax error. I used sudo dnf history undo $NUMBER.

It worked like a charm. Brillant. Thank you. You are a star.

2017-03-08 17:18:17 -0600 answered a question reinstall Fedora 25 Workstation without fresh install

Thanks for the quick response.

sudo dnf history $NUMBER gave a syntax error. I used sudo dnf history undo $NUMBER.

It worked like a charm. Brillant. Thank you. You are a star.

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2017-03-08 16:31:39 -0600 asked a question reinstall Fedora 25 Workstation without fresh install

OK. This is almost too embarassing to admit to, but in trying to resolve a problem, I 'uninstalled' gstreamer (sudo dnf erase gstreamer1.x86_64). DNF advised me that I was just about to remove 2.4GB of files, which although registered in my head as 'substantial for gstreamer' I suffered from premature [Enter] pressing, and watched in horror as libre office, wine etc were removed from my system.

After rebooting, I'm left with a logon prompt, and a network connection.

So the question is: - how do I 'recover' my GUI Fedora 25 Workstation without doing a fresh install?

Constructive advice and mild ribbing will be appreciated