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#1 2012-12-27 23:53:53

ferromagnificent
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[SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

When I attempt to login,

I recieve the error:login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

and cannot login as root or my non-root user.

It happened two days after a system update, however, I noticed nothing particularly interesting in standard out during the update and I had no problems until tonight. While running VirtualBox and installing a windows xp host, the system seemingly aribitrarily crashed, closed X, and spit out the above error for the first time when I attempted to login.

While attempting to recover from this problem I noticed a passwd.pacnew, and shadow.pacnew among others which did not seem pertinent. I made no changes to passwd or shadow. I made no changes to /etc/pam.d/* or anything related to PAM.

I formerly used slim, configured to automatically login the only non-root user without a password, but disabled most daemons to try to solve the problem.

Does anyone have any suggestions to alleviate or diagnose this problem? I really don't want to reinstall fresh and even lose the programs I have to reinstall.

Last edited by ferromagnificent (2012-12-28 06:18:39)

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#2 2012-12-28 00:00:48

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

Are you sure those *.pacnew files are not relevant?

Do the logs show anything relevant?

Are you using systemd?

Check pacman.log to make sure you didn't miss something.


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#3 2012-12-28 00:14:29

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort


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#4 2012-12-28 00:22:36

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

Sorry I suppose my wording was unclear. I think /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow are both potentially relevant files, but from googling about this pacnew most others have dealt with this pacnew by ignoring it since it is based off of system defaults rather than the actual users in the system (and many have had problems from incorrectly mergeing these two pacnew files). I meant the other .pacnew files seemed irrelevant but I get:

sudo find . -name *pacnew
./etc/shadow.pacnew
./etc/passwd.pacnew
./etc/yaourtrc.pacnew
./etc/rc.conf.pacnew
./etc/gshadow.pacnew
./etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.pacnew
./etc/vimrc.pacnew
./etc/group.pacnew
./etc/fstab.pacnew

Do any of those other than shadow, gshadow, or passwd seem pertinent to you.

I rechecked pacman.log and it seemed to contain nothing related but here is:

cat pacman.log | grep 2012-12-26 :

[2012-12-26 13:18] Running 'pacman -S extra/ntfsprogs'
[2012-12-26 13:18] upgraded ntfsprogs (2012.1.15-4 -> 2012.1.15-4)
[2012-12-26 14:12] Running 'pacman -S community/virtualbox'
[2012-12-26 14:13] Running 'pacman -Sy'
[2012-12-26 14:13] synchronizing package lists
[2012-12-26 14:19] Running 'pacman -S -u'
[2012-12-26 14:19] starting full system upgrade
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded at-spi2-core (2.6.2-1 -> 2.6.3-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded perl (5.16.2-1 -> 5.16.2-2)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded automake (1.12.5-1 -> 1.12.6-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded bison (2.6.5-1 -> 2.7-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded chromium (23.0.1271.95-1 -> 23.0.1271.97-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded krb5 (1.10.3-1 -> 1.11-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded libwbclient (3.6.9-1 -> 3.6.10-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded cifs-utils (5.7-1 -> 5.8-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded cpupower (3.6-1 -> 3.7-3)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded lua (5.1.5-2 -> 5.2.1-3)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded curlpaste (1.2.1-2 -> 1.2.1-3)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded dosfstools (3.0.12-1 -> 3.0.13-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded libpulse (2.1-1 -> 3.0-2)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded rtmpdump (2.4-1 -> 20121203-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded ffmpeg (1:1.0-2 -> 1:1.0.1-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded fltk (1.3.1-1 -> 1.3.2-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded freetype2 (2.4.10-1 -> 2.4.11-2)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded fribidi (0.19.4-1 -> 0.19.5-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded git (1.8.0.1-1 -> 1.8.0.2-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded gmp (5.0.5-1 -> 5.1.0-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded gnupg (2.0.19-2 -> 2.0.19-3)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded graphite (1:1.0.3-1 -> 1:1.2.0-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded gstreamer (1.0.3-1 -> 1.0.4-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded gst-plugins-base-libs (1.0.3-1 -> 1.0.4-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded gvfs (1.14.2-1 -> 1.14.2-2)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded vim-runtime (7.3.712-1 -> 7.3.754-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded ruby (1.9.3_p327-1 -> 1.9.3_p327-2)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded sqlite (3.7.14.1-1 -> 3.7.15.1-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded python2 (2.7.3-2 -> 2.7.3-4)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded gvim (7.3.712-1 -> 7.3.754-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded icu (50.1-2 -> 50.1.1-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded harfbuzz (0.9.7-1 -> 0.9.9-2)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded python2-xdg (0.23-2 -> 0.25-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded ibus (1.4.99.20121109-1 -> 1.5.1-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded isl (0.11-1 -> 0.11.1-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded kmod (11-2 -> 12-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded lib32-freetype2 (2.4.10-1 -> 2.4.11-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded lib32-icu (50.1-1 -> 50.1.1-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded lib32-harfbuzz (0.9.7-1 -> 0.9.9-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded pango (1.32.3-1 -> 1.32.4-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded lib32-pango (1.32.3-1 -> 1.32.4-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded lib32-gtk2 (2.24.13-1 -> 2.24.14-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded lib32-krb5 (1.10.3-1 -> 1.11-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded lib32-libpulse (2.1-1 -> 3.0-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded openal (1.14-1 -> 1.15.1-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded lib32-openal (1.14-1 -> 1.15.1-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded pixman (0.28.0-1 -> 0.28.2-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded lib32-pixman (0.28.0-1 -> 0.28.2-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded lib32-sqlite (3.7.14.1-1 -> 3.7.15.1-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] installed sound-theme-freedesktop (0.8-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded libcanberra (0.30-2 -> 0.30-3)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded libcanberra-pulse (0.30-2 -> 0.30-3)
[2012-12-26 14:29] Users no longer need to be in the 'camera' group to use camera devices
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded libgphoto2 (2.4.14-1 -> 2.5.0-1)
[2012-12-26 14:29] upgraded libreoffice-en-US (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libreoffice-common (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libreoffice-base (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libreoffice-calc (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libreoffice-draw (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libreoffice-gnome (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libreoffice-impress (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libreoffice-kde4 (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libreoffice-math (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded postgresql-libs (9.2.2-1 -> 9.2.2-2)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libreoffice-postgresql-connector (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libreoffice-sdk (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libreoffice-sdk-doc (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libreoffice-writer (3.6.4-1 -> 3.6.4-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libssh2 (1.4.2-1 -> 1.4.3-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded libtasn1 (3.1-1 -> 3.2-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded util-linux (2.22.1-3 -> 2.22.2-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] ==> The "block" hook has replaced several hooks:
[2012-12-26 14:30]        fw, sata, pata, scsi, virtio, mmc, usb
[2012-12-26 14:30]     Replace any and all of these in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf with a single
[2012-12-26 14:30]     instance of the "block" hook
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded mkinitcpio (0.11.2-1 -> 0.12.0-2)
[2012-12-26 14:30] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
[2012-12-26 14:30] >>> Generating initial ramdisk, using mkinitcpio.  Please wait...
[2012-12-26 14:30] ==> Building image from preset: 'default'
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux.img
[2012-12-26 14:30] ==> Starting build: 3.6.10-1-ARCH
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [base]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [udev]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [modconf]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [block]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [usbinput]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [fsck]
[2012-12-26 14:30] ==> Generating module dependencies
[2012-12-26 14:30] ==> Creating gzip initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
[2012-12-26 14:30] ==> Image generation successful
[2012-12-26 14:30] ==> Building image from preset: 'fallback'
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img -S autodetect
[2012-12-26 14:30] ==> Starting build: 3.6.10-1-ARCH
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [base]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [udev]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [modconf]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [block]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [usbinput]
[2012-12-26 14:30]   -> Running build hook: [fsck]
[2012-12-26 14:30] ==> Generating module dependencies
[2012-12-26 14:30] ==> Creating gzip initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img
[2012-12-26 14:30] ==> Image generation successful
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded linux (3.6.9-1 -> 3.6.10-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded man-pages (3.44-1 -> 3.45-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded pcmciautils (018-4 -> 018-6)
[2012-12-26 14:30] installed sbc (1.0-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] >>> If you have per-user copies of configuration files (such as client.conf,
[2012-12-26 14:30]     daemon.conf or default.pa) in ~/.pulse/, make sure you keep them in sync
[2012-12-26 14:30]     with changes to the packaged files in /etc/pulse/. Otherwise, PulseAudio
[2012-12-26 14:30]     may refuse to start due to configuration errors.
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded pulseaudio (2.1-1 -> 3.0-2)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded pyqt-common (4.9.5-3 -> 4.9.6-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded python (3.3.0-1 -> 3.3.0-3)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded python2-beaker (1.6.3-2 -> 1.6.4-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded python2-distribute (0.6.30-1 -> 0.6.32-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded python2-docutils (0.9.1-2 -> 0.10-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded python2-mako (0.7.2-2 -> 0.7.3-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded sip (4.14-2 -> 4.14.2-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded python2-sip (4.14-2 -> 4.14.2-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded python2-pyqt (4.9.5-3 -> 4.9.6-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded sane (1.0.23-1 -> 1.0.23-2)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded smbclient (3.6.9-1 -> 3.6.10-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] installed serf (1.1.1-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded subversion (1.7.7-2 -> 1.7.8-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded syslog-ng (3.3.6-3 -> 3.3.7-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] upgraded tcl (8.5.13-1 -> 8.6.0-1)
[2012-12-26 14:30] >>> texlive: saving updmap.cfg as /tmp/tmp.u7rCk2gyIO...
[2012-12-26 14:30] >>> texlive: regenerating updmap.cfg (custom additions shoud go
[2012-12-26 14:30]              into /etc/texmf/web2c/updmap-local.cfg
[2012-12-26 14:30] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 14:30] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 14:30] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 14:30] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 14:30] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 14:30] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 14:30] >>> texlive: updating the fontmap files with updmap...
[2012-12-26 14:30]  done.
[2012-12-26 14:30] >>> texlive: recreating all formats...
[2012-12-26 14:31]  done.
[2012-12-26 14:31]  (logs are under /var/lib/texmf/web2c/<engine>/<formatname>.log)
[2012-12-26 14:31] NB: To setup ConTeXt and the lua(la)tex font db,
[2012-12-26 14:31]     see [url]http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/TeX_Live[/url]
[2012-12-26 14:31] upgraded texlive-core (2012.26892-2 -> 2012.28273-1)
[2012-12-26 14:31] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 14:31] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 14:31] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 14:31] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 14:31] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 14:31] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 14:31] upgraded texlive-bibtexextra (2012.26868-1 -> 2012.28244-1)
[2012-12-26 17:59] Running 'pacman -Sy'
[2012-12-26 17:59] synchronizing package lists
[2012-12-26 18:08] Running 'pacman -S -u'
[2012-12-26 18:08] starting full system upgrade
[2012-12-26 18:09] Running 'pacman -Sy'
[2012-12-26 18:09] synchronizing package lists
[2012-12-26 18:09] Running 'pacman -S -u'
[2012-12-26 18:09] starting full system upgrade
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: saving updmap.cfg as /tmp/tmp.75oVib731D...
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: regenerating updmap.cfg (custom additions should go
[2012-12-26 18:09]              into /etc/texmf/web2c/updmap-local.cfg
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 18:09] warning: kpathsea: /var/lib/texmf/ls-R: No usable entries in ls-R.
[2012-12-26 18:09] warning: kpathsea: See the manual for how to generate ls-R.
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the fontmap files with updmap...
[2012-12-26 18:09]  done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded texlive-games (2012.26207-1 -> 2012.28243-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded texlive-genericextra (2012.26700-1 -> 2012.28210-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded texlive-htmlxml (2012.24013-1 -> 2012.28273-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: saving updmap.cfg as /tmp/tmp.CDde63qlTH...
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: regenerating updmap.cfg (custom additions should go
[2012-12-26 18:09]              into /etc/texmf/web2c/updmap-local.cfg
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the fontmap files with updmap...
[2012-12-26 18:09]  done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded texlive-latexextra (2012.26807-1 -> 2012.28272-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded texlive-humanities (2012.25861-1 -> 2012.28280-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: saving updmap.cfg as /tmp/tmp.PrVCLNzUg0...
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: regenerating updmap.cfg (custom additions should go
[2012-12-26 18:09]              into /etc/texmf/web2c/updmap-local.cfg
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the fontmap files with updmap...
[2012-12-26 18:09]  done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded texlive-music (2012.26726-1 -> 2012.28032-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: saving updmap.cfg as /tmp/tmp.pK7MHDEPCT...
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: regenerating updmap.cfg (custom additions should go
[2012-12-26 18:09]              into /etc/texmf/web2c/updmap-local.cfg
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the fontmap files with updmap...
[2012-12-26 18:09]  done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded texlive-pictures (2012.26791-1 -> 2012.28269-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded texlive-plainextra (2012.25953-1 -> 2012.28176-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded texlive-pstricks (2012.26865-1 -> 2012.28279-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded texlive-publishers (2012.26831-1 -> 2012.28245-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: saving updmap.cfg as /tmp/tmp.sWM8G1Av08...
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: regenerating updmap.cfg (custom additions shoud go
[2012-12-26 18:09]              into /etc/texmf/web2c/updmap-local.cfg
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the filename database...
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /etc/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /usr/share/texmf-dist/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... 
[2012-12-26 18:09] mktexlsr: Done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] >>> texlive: updating the fontmap files with updmap...
[2012-12-26 18:09]  done.
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded texlive-science (2012.26607-1 -> 2012.28263-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded tk (8.5.13-1 -> 8.6.0-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] installed lua51 (5.1.5-3)
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded vlc (2.0.4-4 -> 2.0.5-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded webkitgtk2 (1.10.1-3 -> 1.10.2-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded wine (1.5.18-1 -> 1.5.20-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded xf86-video-intel (2.20.15-1 -> 2.20.16-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded xorg-server-common (1.13.0-4 -> 1.13.1-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded xorg-server (1.13.0-4 -> 1.13.1-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] installed libutempter (1.1.6-1)
[2012-12-26 18:09] upgraded xterm (287-1 -> 287-2)
[2012-12-26 18:10] Running 'pacman -Sy'
[2012-12-26 18:10] synchronizing package lists
[2012-12-26 18:18] Running 'pacman -S community/virtualbox'
[2012-12-26 18:19] ===> You must load vboxdrv module before starting VirtualBox:
[2012-12-26 18:19] ===> # modprobe vboxdrv
[2012-12-26 18:19] installed virtualbox-host-modules (4.2.6-3)
[2012-12-26 18:19] installed virtualbox (4.2.6-1)

Nothing seemed relevent to me here.

I am not using systemd.

EDIT: added  tags as requested.

Last edited by ferromagnificent (2012-12-28 02:05:30)

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#5 2012-12-28 00:35:04

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

Please use [code ][/code ] tags.

Well, gshadow and group are also potentially relevant.

rc.conf doesn't seem relevant? Why not?

The fact that you are not running systemd is potentially relevant, also. Although I think technically you should be OK for another 3 days or so at least.

It really is not a good idea not to deal with *.pacnew files as they are created.

But the crash is also a factor. Can you find anything in the log files? boot.log? dmesg? errors.log? auth.log?

EDIT: I assume you made the relevant changes for the initramfs and regenerated it.

Last edited by cfr (2012-12-28 00:36:28)


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#6 2012-12-28 01:23:17

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

What DE does slim log you into exactly?

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#7 2012-12-28 01:49:23

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

slim logs me into xmonad.

I did the changes to /etc/mkinitcpio.conf, but just in case here it is currently:

# vim:set ft=sh
# MODULES
# The following modules are loaded before any boot hooks are
# run.  Advanced users may wish to specify all system modules
# in this array.  For instance:
#     MODULES="piix ide_disk reiserfs"
MODULES=""

# BINARIES
# This setting includes any additional binaries a given user may
# wish into the CPIO image.  This is run last, so it may be used to
# override the actual binaries included by a given hook
# BINARIES are dependency parsed, so you may safely ignore libraries
BINARIES=""

# FILES
# This setting is similar to BINARIES above, however, files are added
# as-is and are not parsed in any way.  This is useful for config files.
FILES=""

# HOOKS
# This is the most important setting in this file.  The HOOKS control the
# modules and scripts added to the image, and what happens at boot time.
# Order is important, and it is recommended that you do not change the
# order in which HOOKS are added.  Run 'mkinitcpio -H <hook name>' for
# help on a given hook.
# 'base' is _required_ unless you know precisely what you are doing.
# 'udev' is _required_ in order to automatically load modules
# 'filesystems' is _required_ unless you specify your fs modules in MODULES
# Examples:
##   This setup specifies all modules in the MODULES setting above.
##   No raid, lvm2, or encrypted root is needed.
#    HOOKS="base"
#
##   This setup will autodetect all modules for your system and should
##   work as a sane default
#    HOOKS="base udev autodetect block filesystems"
#
##   This setup will generate a 'full' image which supports most systems.
##   No autodetection is done.
#    HOOKS="base udev block filesystems"
#
##   This setup assembles a pata mdadm array with an encrypted root FS.
##   Note: See 'mkinitcpio -H mdadm' for more information on raid devices.
#    HOOKS="base udev block mdadm encrypt filesystems"
#
##   This setup loads an lvm2 volume group on a usb device.
#    HOOKS="base udev block lvm2 filesystems"
#
##   NOTE: If you have /usr on a separate partition, you MUST include the
#    usr, fsck and shutdown hooks.
HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block filesystems usbinput fsck"

# COMPRESSION
# Use this to compress the initramfs image. By default, gzip compression
# is used. Use 'cat' to create an uncompressed image.
#COMPRESSION="gzip"
#COMPRESSION="bzip2"
#COMPRESSION="lzma"
#COMPRESSION="xz"
#COMPRESSION="lzop"

# COMPRESSION_OPTIONS
# Additional options for the compressor
#COMPRESSION_OPTIONS=""

Does it look okay?

I also logged into a live archlinux image and did:

mkdir fakeroot
mount /dev/sda2 fakeroot
mount /dev/sda1 fakeroot/boot
mount /dev/sda3 fakeroot/home
arch-chroot fakeroot
mkinitcpio -p linux

just to be sure, but I still cannot log in and get the same error.

I looked at rc.conf and rc.conf.pacnew but the pacnew just has an empty daemons array and currently for debugging I have most daemons with ! in front.

/var/log/boot has:

Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: /dev/sda3: clean, 180113/4374528 files, 13504969/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: /dev/sda1: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/systemd/journal/syslog)', error='No such file or directory (2)'
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: Error initializing message pipeline;
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Starting D-BUS system messagebus    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Starting slim    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Starting wicd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Starting cupsd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Starting tlp    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Starting psd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Starting crond    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 00:03:41 2012: :: Starting dropboxd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: clean, 180085/4374528 files, 13508648/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/systemd/journal/syslog)', error='No such file or directory (2)'
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: Error initializing message pipeline;
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Starting D-BUS system messagebus    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Starting slim    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Starting wicd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Starting cupsd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Starting tlp    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Starting psd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Starting crond    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 10:18:15 2012: :: Starting dropboxd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: clean, 180401/4374528 files, 13517605/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/systemd/journal/syslog)', error='No such file or directory (2)'
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: Error initializing message pipeline;
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Starting D-BUS system messagebus    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Starting slim    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Starting wicd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Starting cupsd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Starting tlp    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Starting psd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Starting crond    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:02:29 2012: :: Starting dropboxd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: /dev/sda3: clean, 180401/4374528 files, 13517605/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: /dev/sda1: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/systemd/journal/syslog)', error='No such file or directory (2)'
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: Error initializing message pipeline;
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Starting D-BUS system messagebus    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Starting slim    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Starting wicd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Starting cupsd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Starting tlp    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Starting psd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Starting crond    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:03:40 2012: :: Starting dropboxd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: /dev/sda3: clean, 180401/4374528 files, 13517605/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: /dev/sda1: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/systemd/journal/syslog)', error='No such file or directory (2)'
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: Error initializing message pipeline;
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Starting D-BUS system messagebus    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Starting slim    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Starting wicd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Starting cupsd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Starting tlp    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Starting psd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Starting crond    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:05:21 2012: :: Starting dropboxd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: clean, 180401/4374528 files, 13517605/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/systemd/journal/syslog)', error='No such file or directory (2)'
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: Error initializing message pipeline;
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Starting D-BUS system messagebus    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Starting slim    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Starting wicd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Starting cupsd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Starting tlp    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Starting psd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Starting crond    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:12:11 2012: :: Starting dropboxd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: clean, 180401/4374528 files, 13517605/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: /dev/sda1: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/systemd/journal/syslog)', error='No such file or directory (2)'
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: Error initializing message pipeline;
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Starting D-BUS system messagebus    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Starting wicd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Starting cupsd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Starting tlp    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Starting psd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Starting crond    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:19:40 2012: :: Starting dropboxd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: /dev/sda3: clean, 180401/4374528 files, 13517605/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: /dev/sda1: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/systemd/journal/syslog)', error='No such file or directory (2)'
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: Error initializing message pipeline;
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Starting D-BUS system messagebus    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Starting wicd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Starting cupsd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Starting tlp    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Starting psd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Starting crond    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:23:15 2012: :: Starting dropboxd    [BKGD] 
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: clean, 180401/4374528 files, 13517605/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:30:19 2012: :: Activating Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: /dev/sda3: clean, 180401/4374528 files, 13517605/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: /dev/sda1: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:44 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:45 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:41:45 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 17:41:45 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/systemd/journal/syslog)', error='No such file or directory (2)'
Thu Dec 27 17:41:45 2012: Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'
Thu Dec 27 17:41:45 2012: Error initializing message pipeline;
Thu Dec 27 17:41:45 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: clean, 180392/4374528 files, 13516709/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/systemd/journal/syslog)', error='No such file or directory (2)'
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012: Error initializing message pipeline;
Thu Dec 27 17:57:46 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: /dev/sda3: clean, 180392/4374528 files, 13516709/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: /dev/sda1: recovering journal
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/systemd/journal/syslog)', error='No such file or directory (2)'
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012: Error initializing message pipeline;
Thu Dec 27 17:58:34 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: clean, 180392/4374528 files, 13516709/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37804/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:16 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:17 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:17 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:17 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:17 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 18:37:17 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 18:37:17 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY] Error binding socket; addr='AF_UNIX(/run/systemd/journal/syslog)', error='No such file or directory (2)'
Thu Dec 27 18:37:17 2012: Error initializing source driver; source='src', id='src#0'
Thu Dec 27 18:37:17 2012: Error initializing message pipeline;
Thu Dec 27 18:37:17 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 20:25:07 2012: :: Setting hostname: neumann    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 20:25:07 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 20:25:07 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 20:25:07 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 20:25:07 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed t

The others: auth.log, dmesg.log, and dmesg.log all appear empty from a live ubuntu cd (but isn't that odd? perhaps I should try again from the arch live).

Thank you cfr so much for your help thus far. I hope I can get it working without reinstalling everything.

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#8 2012-12-28 02:14:42

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

Do you think the error really is related to the upgrade? The crash happened a day later.

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#9 2012-12-28 02:33:49

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

Fix the syslog-ng error. The default now assumes you are using systemd. You are not so you need to revert the config so that it picks up stuff in the right place.

EDIT: In /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf you need to make sure you have

unix-dgram("/dev/log");

rather than the journald path.

EDIT 2: Or switch to systemd. Since you will have to do this soon anyway...

ferromagnificent wrote:

Do you think the error really is related to the upgrade? The crash happened a day later.

Did you reboot?

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#10 2012-12-28 02:55:52

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

I fixed the syslog-ng error temporarly as you suggested (I saw another post where someone suggested that line) since I'd rather be able to boot before I attempt to switch to systemd.

My most recent boot results in:

Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012: :: Adjusting system time and setting kernel time zone    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012: :: Starting udev daemon    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012: :: Triggering udev uevents    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012: :: Loading user-specified modules    [BUSY] Failed to find module 'cpufreq_usersave'
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012: Failed to insert 'tp_smapi': No such device or address
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012:    [FAIL] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012: :: Waiting for udev uevents to be processed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012: :: Configuring virtual consoles    [BUSY] %G   [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012: :: Bringing up loopback interface    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012: :: Checking filesystems    [BUSY] /dev/sda3: clean, 180392/4374528 files, 13516709/17484980 blocks
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012: /dev/sda1: clean, 322/24096 files, 37809/96356 blocks
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012:    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012: :: Remounting root and API filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:01 2012: :: Mounting local filesystems    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:02 2012: :: Activating swap    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:02 2012: :: Initializing random seed    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:02 2012: :: Removing leftover files    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:02 2012: :: Saving dmesg log    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:02 2012: INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
Thu Dec 27 21:47:02 2012: :: Starting Syslog-NG    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:02 2012: :: Starting D-BUS system messagebus    [BUSY]    [DONE] 
Thu Dec 27 21:47:02 2012: :: Starting crond    [BKGD] 

I definitely booted and computed successfully a few times between the upgrade and the crash.

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#11 2012-12-28 03:03:23

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

You may now find that you get some more useful messages in the log files... (I'm guessing the syslog-ng failure explains why those log files are all weirdly empty.)

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#12 2012-12-28 03:04:39

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

What is PAM? How can I find out what files are related to PAM and could be damaged? Is there some reason VirtualBox could have damaged files that affect login?

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

chroot in and run pacman -Qs pam. Then use pacman -Ql to list the files.

It is the "PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) library" according to pacman.


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#14 2012-12-28 03:15:21

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

cfr wrote:

You may now find that you get some more useful messages in the log files... (I'm guessing the syslog-ng failure explains why those log files are all weirdly empty.)

Doh! Yes I should have realized that would be the effect of fixing the syslog-ng error. Indeed I do! in errors.log the most exciting lines are:

PAM _pam_init_handlers: could not open /etc/pam.conf
Dec 27 21:58:44 neumann login: PAM _pam_init_handlers: could not open /etc/pam.conf
Dec 27 21:58:44 neumann login: PAM pam_start: failed to initialize handlers
Dec 27 21:58:44 neumann login: Couldn't initialize PAM: Critical error - immediate abort

and indeed /etc/pam.conf is missing! Is there a default config file I can get somewhere? Any idea why it might be missing? I couldn't find anything on google with someone having a similar problem.

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#15 2012-12-28 03:24:44

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

Pacman -Qs pam doesn't seem to posess a /etc/pam.conf file or any other files I am missing. But why does my system seem to be looking for a /etc/pam.conf file? I have /etc/security/pam_env.conf.

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#16 2012-12-28 04:07:25

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

I don't think it is missing. At least, I don't have that file either. I think it probably shouldn't be looking for it. See man pam.conf. /etc/pam.d/ is an alternative, I think.


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#17 2012-12-28 04:15:03

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

As per the suggestion of a gentleman in the irc (who was rather helpful but also rather rude as gentlemen from irc oft tend to be I suppose) I did the following from my live arch image

mkdir foo
mount /dev/sda2 foo
mount /dev/sda1 foo/boot
mount /dev/sda3 foo/home
pacman -Qqk | awk '!a Arch help desk guru ++  {print $1}'

which returned all the packages which installed files I was apparently missing. Among them were pambase, shadow several others. After reinstalling them one-by-one manually with pacman my system is back to it's previous state.

Thank you again cfr as well as the rather helpful but rather rude gentleman from IRC

Now how do I mark this thing resolved? wink

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#18 2012-12-28 04:17:30

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Re: [SOLVED]login: PAM failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort

Edit your first post and tag the subject line.

Well, that's what you get: politer but ineffective or ruder but effective wink.


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