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Old 02-07-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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Can't Login As Regular User After Trying...


I can't login to command prompt redhat as a regular user. The screen flickers for a millasecond and then goes back to the login screen; there's output, but it comes out too quickly, I can't read it. I can still login as root, so I sould assume it has to do with permissions or something of the sort, and created another user to try; that didn't work. This was all after a failed attempt of installing apt and mplayer. Any idea's?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 02:13 PM   #2
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Look at the logfiles to see what's actually going
on ... I don't think Mplayer would mess with
permissions, and I've never used apt (and I
don't use any other package managers, either,
for that matter).


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Old 02-07-2004, 02:18 PM   #3
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where are the log files? that's what I've been looking for.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 02:27 PM   #4
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/var/log
if it's a problem that is system-wide.
ls -ltr to get the most recent files at
the bottom of the list.

~/.*
if they are user specific
( less ~/.xsession-errors , e.g. )


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Old 02-07-2004, 02:58 PM   #5
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what am I looking for now, I'm in the file called 'messages' and I can't find anything that has to do with 'drdroid' and 'test' not being able to login.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:00 PM   #6
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wait... howboaut

Code:
localhost su(pam_unix)[4445]: session opened for user news by (uid=0)
localhost su(pam_unix)[4445]: session closed for user news
I've had problems in the past with pam changing file permissions
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:27 PM   #7
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ok, I figured out that I can su to another user... but I still cannot login as one... and I don't know what to look for in errors. What should I do?
 
Old 02-08-2004, 11:10 AM   #8
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Here we go, finally found something:

Feb 8 10:53:38 localhost login(pam_unix)[23582]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=tty1 ruser= rhost= user=drdroid
Feb 8 10:53:40 localhost login[23582]: FAILED LOGIN 1 FROM (null) FOR drdroid, Authentication failure
Feb 8 10:53:47 localhost login[23582]: FAILED LOGIN 2 FROM (null) FOR drdroid, Authentication failure
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:30 PM   #9
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how can I use this information to help me?
 
  


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