Strange root login problem

Pietro Abate abate at
Wed Aug 7 12:28:19 EST 2002

On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 11:58:36AM +1000, Brendan Henderson at Keogh's wrote:
> I can log in with a standard user account and then issue SU, enter root
> password and do root type stuff but not login to a standard root account.
> Any idea's.

maybe all your pam modules are messed up but pam_su ...

what does syslog say ?


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