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Old 10-26-2003, 04:49 PM   #1
luchobucho
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Angry can't login to regular user account


Hi,

I am running redhat 9 on a p3.

I've been trying to get a printer configured all day, and finally got pretty close. I logged out of my user account and when I tried to log back on, I cant login.

When I try loging in, I enter my password, press enter and it goes right back to the login prompt.

I can log in as root. And I can su to my regular user account, I just can't login. I'm not sure if there is a log describing what is happening.

Not sure what this is, but I could sure use some help on this.
 
Old 10-26-2003, 06:49 PM   #2
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Do you get any messages or it just goes back to login?

If you get no errors then check your .bashrc file and .bash_profile, you can even rename them and try login to see if they are causing the problem.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 05:11 AM   #3
sadhanandh
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Hi

There seems to be a problem. I was also one of the un-lucky guys. I did a small workaround and was able to log in.

Just open /etc/shadow or /etc/passwd file and change the last 0:0:0 to 99999:99999:0

Verify this with the other lines too. The root will contain such a line and you can use the same values.

*** WARNING ** PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP COPY OF THE OLD FILE BEFORE MAKING CHANGES YOURSELF ***

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