[Bug 958704] [NEW] ubuntu 12.04 boot with nis(ypbind) autofs (nfs) not working.

kenjo ken at kenjo.org
Sun Mar 18 18:18:53 UTC 2012

Public bug reported:

I upgraded a working 11.10 to 12.04  and now I no longer can login to
the machine.

Problem has been for several weeks now so it's obviously not a transient

What is happening is that I get no graphics login. lightdm starts I
think but fails to present a login screen.

changing the boot so that I boot into text mode instead reveals the
following problems.

Its takes a long time to get a login prompt and when it shows up it's
possible to enter root user and password but then the login hangs for a
few minutes before a bash prompt show up.

after that its possible to see that autofs has not started so its
impossible to login as a normal user.

starting autofs with "start autofs" do not works unless I also restart
ypbind at the same time as autofs waits for ypbind and do not understand
that is is already started.

after boot ypbind and autofs is restarted I can start lightdm and login
to the system.

Problem is this is a 5 minutes procedure for every boot. and no suspend
do not work so that is not a workaround.

Upstart is completely impossible to understand so I'm not sure what the
problem really is.

** Affects: autofs (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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