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#1 2004-07-20 21:38:30

hcman
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From: Missoula, MT/Zaandam, Netherla
Registered: 2003-06-10
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login+module is unknown

Hello,

I was working on my friends computer (arch 0.6) last night via ssh.
Pacman -Syu was running (but did not install anything yet I think) and I added a user with 'useradd -m -s /bin/bash max'.

Then I added a password for this user with passwd.
I had issued a shutdown command earlier (cuz I had to leave) so it could at least continue downloading (my friend is on dialup). It must have shutdown in the middle of this.

The next morning my friend could not login anymore.  She tried but it does not accept any username and just puts her back into a login screen.

I've been working with her on the phone to change the root passwd (via the arch cd and chroot) but to no avail.

Does anyone have an idea what might be wrong and how to fix it?

Cheers,
HC

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#2 2004-07-20 22:23:22

xerxes2
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Re: login+module is unknown

don't the root password work either??


arch + gentoo + initng + python = enlisy

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#3 2004-07-20 22:28:26

hcman
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From: Missoula, MT/Zaandam, Netherla
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Re: login+module is unknown

nope, same deal.
I'm really at a loss here.

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#4 2004-07-20 22:57:06

Dusty
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Re: login+module is unknown

Maybe try copying the shadow and passwd files from your Arch cd. That should revert any login differences.

IF the download completed, the problem could be related to the coreutils upgrade; it replaced Shadow and stuff. You could try editing it somehow inside chroot.

Dusty

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#5 2004-07-20 23:05:40

hcman
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From: Missoula, MT/Zaandam, Netherla
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Re: login+module is unknown

Ah thanks, I'll try that.
Could it be related to PAM at all? Doesn't that have something to do with user authenticating?

HC

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#6 2004-07-20 23:36:11

Xentac
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Re: login+module is unknown

A better idea would be to boot the system with init=/bin/bash and then edit the /etc/shadow and blank out the password column.

That way you keep all the rest of the account data on there.


I have discovered that all of mans unhappiness derives from only one source, not being able to sit quietly in a room
- Blaise Pascal

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#7 2004-07-21 09:11:58

hcman
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From: Missoula, MT/Zaandam, Netherla
Registered: 2003-06-10
Posts: 66

Re: login+module is unknown

Still the same error:

"module is unknown"

(it didn't ask for a password though so the blanking out worked)

I tried reinstalling PAM and Shadow but it still does not work.

What pkgs are involved in login? Perhaps I could remove their config files and reinstall them...

HC

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#8 2014-05-09 23:43:01

darkninja
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Re: login+module is unknown

I'm having the same problem. I was setting up ldap authentication on my client computer, I think i messed up the config PAM files. can anyone save two newbie with one post?

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#9 2014-05-10 01:01:09

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Re: login+module is unknown

I think this may be a record -- nearly a decade. Please do not wake the dead: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … Bumping.22

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