Strange root login problem
DShaw at exceed.com.au
Wed Aug 7 15:57:36 EST 2002
If this has not already been resolved (I reckon Andrew Bartlett's picked
it), I'd be interested to know if..
% su root
..achieves the same (successful) result as..
% su - root
If 'su - root' fails, check your shell's initialisation files (e.g.
.bashrc, .profile, .cshrc, .tcshrc, whatever) for something wrong.
This probably isn't it. Obviously if you are getting a login failure
message back, it's not getting as far as initialising the shell.
PS: Like someone else said -- don't run X as root! It's an unnecessary
From: Brendan Henderson at Keogh's
[mailto:brendan.henderson at augers.com.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 7 August 2002 11:59 AM
To: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: Strange root login problem
I have a problem with Mandrake Linux 8.2 in that I cannot log on with
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
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