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#1 2005-06-28 20:11:26

kleptophobiac
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From: Sunnyvale, CA
Registered: 2004-04-25
Posts: 481

restoring permissions and how to use su

I had all my permissions fargled by accident... dammit!

Anyway, I can no longer su - it says access denied whenever I try to su to root. I can't do it via ssh or locally. I can log in as root while physically at the terminal.

Is there some way to diagnose the problem? (auth.log isn't helpful, just says auth failed)

Is there some way to restore permissions created during the initial arch install?

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#2 2005-06-28 22:02:26

tomk
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
Posts: 9,835

Re: restoring permissions and how to use su

You're in luck - I recently had a similar accident (caused by me thinking I was way cleverer than I actually am), and I solved it this way, thanks to invaluable advice from bardo and cactus.

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#3 2005-06-29 03:57:14

kleptophobiac
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From: Sunnyvale, CA
Registered: 2004-04-25
Posts: 481

Re: restoring permissions and how to use su

Ahh, cool. Thanks!

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#4 2005-06-29 04:52:40

cactus
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Re: restoring permissions and how to use su

I actually did something useful?
*sits back in his chair in a state of utter shock*


"Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept." -- Postel's Law
"tacos" -- Cactus' Law
"t̥͍͎̪̪͗a̴̻̩͈͚ͨc̠o̩̙͈ͫͅs͙͎̙͊ ͔͇̫̜t͎̳̀a̜̞̗ͩc̗͍͚o̲̯̿s̖̣̤̙͌ ̖̜̈ț̰̫͓ạ̪͖̳c̲͎͕̰̯̃̈o͉ͅs̪ͪ ̜̻̖̜͕" -- -̖͚̫̙̓-̺̠͇ͤ̃ ̜̪̜ͯZ͔̗̭̞ͪA̝͈̙͖̩L͉̠̺͓G̙̞̦͖O̳̗͍

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