Permissions on the password database may be too restrictive.
I need to modify the nsswitch.conf file on a new SLES 10 install before I install an application as follows:
but when I do I can no longer su to root or iniate a new root gui session. I'm OK with just the passwd and group and keep shadow commented out, so it appears tht the shadow causes the messages. I've seen other posts, and checked authorities on /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow but not really seeing a resolution to this. Any help would be appreciated.