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#1 2005-01-31 04:39:56

shadowhand
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From: MN, USA
Registered: 2004-02-19
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Root user authentication failure?

I have a weird error that just popped up today. When I attempt to login after booting (init 3) I can't log in as root.

darkearth login: root
Login incorrect

I can log in as my user, then do a 'su -' to access root, but it would be really nice to be able to login directly as root.

Thanks in advance.

PS- I think this has something to do with PAM. I hate PAM. roll


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#2 2005-01-31 06:04:12

lucke
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Registered: 2004-11-30
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Re: Root user authentication failure?

Maybe a simple reinstall (pacman -S) of pam would help? I had a similar problem with inability to su - I was hitting the wall until I tried that :-)

Cheers,

lucke

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#3 2005-01-31 08:09:33

kth5
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Registered: 2004-04-29
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Re: Root user authentication failure?

hey cool! i was looking for a feature like that, wether it is a bug or not doesn't matter to me... how can i reproduce it? big_smile (yes, i'm serious!)


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#4 2005-01-31 10:24:35

lucke
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Re: Root user authentication failure?

kth5,

If it's for local logins, hash out all the lines in /etc/securetty (granted that you have CONSOLE /etc/securetty line in /etc/login.defs)

Cheers,

lucke

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#5 2005-01-31 10:51:24

kth5
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Re: Root user authentication failure?

thx locke, i'll try it out when i get the time. smile


I recognize that while theory and practice are, in theory, the same, they are, in practice, different. -Mark Mitchell

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