Yes! reboot works. Thanks a lot.

> From: Simo Sorce <>
>To: george he <> 
>Cc: Stephen Gallagher <>; "" 
>Sent: Monday, June 25, 2012 2:39 PM
>Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] freeipa and gdm
>On Mon, 2012-06-25 at 10:41 -0700, george he wrote:
>> Hi Stephen,
>> I already have a home directory which was created the first time I ssh
>> in.
>> Now when I click on "sign in", nothing happens...
>I've encountered this recently as well, apparently GDM uses some service
>that misbehaves when nsswitch.conf is changed.
>It used to be simple to fix that by forcing a restart of GDM (I used to
>ctrl+alt+backspace once after install of sssd/ipa), but on my recent F17
>it didn't work.
>I suspect soem stuff has been moved to a helper that is not restarted
>when gdm restart.
>A reboot fixed it for me.
>Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York
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