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gmiles 08-22-2002 12:24 PM

Login Failed
 
This is a variation on a theme, but no solutions offered in the other threads I've read have solved the problem.

I have loaded RedHat 7.3 on an AMD XP1500+ system. I let RedHat do the partitioning.

At level 3, I cannot log in using any account, including root. I enter the user name and password and am asked again for the login:

At level 5, I can log into KDE as root, but nothing else. I get the "Login failed" message. I've tried dropping and adding users and even creating new users, but the behavior does not change.

Ideas anyone?

Mara 08-22-2002 01:47 PM

Log in into single user mode ('linux single' at boot) and try to change root password using
passwd
Have you tries it before?

isajera 08-22-2002 02:16 PM

it's not going to be a password problem if he can login to root from 5 but not from 3.

that is strange. i've never heard that particular problem before.

...off to search the web :)

neo77777 08-22-2002 02:32 PM

what does /etc/securetty say? Issue su - in the Xterm/konsole/Eterm (whichever you like the most), enter password for root and
cat /etc/securetty

gmiles 08-22-2002 03:44 PM

Login failure
 
I did try the linux single approach mentioned in another thread. I was able to change the root password and one of the user passwords. The changes were accepted. The result was the same. I could login at level 5 with the new root password, but not with the new user password. Level 3 continues to not accept any user/password combination, including root.

When I entered the cat /etc/securetty command, the following was returned:

vc/1
vc/2
vc/3
vc/4
vc/5
vc/6
vc/7
vc/8
vc/9
vc/10
vc/11
tty1
tty2
tty3
tty4
tty5
tty6
tty7
tty8
tty9
tty10
tty11

Thank you for your interest in this problem. All suggestions are welcome.

gmiles 08-23-2002 01:22 PM

Some progress to report. When installing red hat, I elected to enable LDAP. But red hat did not start the ldap server when it booted. By using serviceconf, I was able to start the ldap server.

All logins now work for level 5. No logins; however, work for level 3.

neo77777 08-23-2002 03:16 PM

Then you need to modify what starts in runlevel 3 - enable LDAP in runlevel 3 as well


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