[clug] Can't login at all

David Tulloh david at tulloh.id.au
Mon Jun 25 07:56:14 GMT 2007

if you did a: sudo aptitude purge ... you can check exactly what it 
removed in the /var/log/auth.log file.
Purge gets rid of configuration files among others, so even if you 
reinstall they may not be correctly configured.

Carlo Hämäläinen wrote:
> Hi,
> Yesterday I did this in Debian: aptitude purge `deborphan --guess-all`
> Not a terribly smart idea. Today I can't login. I can't even enter a
> password, it just says "Authentication failed". Same behaviour on the
> console or on gdm.
> I can't find anything in /var/log/* about pam failures on login (I
> presume this is a pam problem?). I tried reinstalling all the pam
> modules (via a Knoppix boot and then chroot) but it still doesn't
> work.
> Any ideas?
> -- Carlo

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