Strange root login problem
abartlet at samba.org
Wed Aug 7 13:33:06 EST 2002
Brendan Henderson at Keogh's wrote:
> I have a problem with Mandrake Linux 8.2 in that I cannot log on with root
> and root password (login into X window it displays login failed).
> 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.
The file /etc/securetty does not include :0, but your XDM pam config
file is using pam_securetty. Actually, this is probably a good thing,
as running X as root makes it very easy to make one false click...
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
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