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Old 05-19-2003, 11:31 AM   #1
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Super User mode, my root password doesn't work?


I have tried to get into su mode inside my GNOME Terminal but when I 'su' and type in my root password, it says that I entered the wrong password. I tried this a various amount of times and had the same thing happen consistently. Could someone help me? I don't like being in root every single time I have to change something and I don't like going into the 'Console' option in the Mandrake Control Center to install stuff. Thanks.
 
Old 05-19-2003, 11:34 AM   #2
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hmm.. thats wierd, try crreating a new account and see if su works there...
 
Old 05-19-2003, 11:58 AM   #3
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Another account? As in... a new user? I already have a user. I also have the root. Should I just create a new account and try to 'su' there?
 
Old 05-19-2003, 12:00 PM   #4
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yes... post again if it doesn't work
 
Old 05-20-2003, 09:10 AM   #5
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can you log in as the root user?
 
Old 05-20-2003, 09:12 AM   #6
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Has it ever worked, or is this the first time you've tried?
 
Old 05-20-2003, 10:40 AM   #7
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logging in as root and being able to use su is not the same thing.

I use MDK 9.0 and am able to use su but it might of changed with 9.1 or your using a higher security level then normal.

I believe that a user needs to belong to the wheel group to be able to use su. I am not at may linux PC to see if this is still true.

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Old 05-20-2003, 04:17 PM   #8
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Sorry I didn:t post. I couldn:t log onto mdk for a while (too much other work~ and I think Opera is now messing with my keyboard. I tried making another user but when I logged out of root to log in as the user, I didn:t see the choice, other than the user I made at installation. I:ll try to add myself to the wheel group. That may help. Thanks!

Edit: now I can:t get into UserDrake with my personal, non-root account. How odd this is. Hopefully, I:ll be switching to SuSe anyways in a few days... but the error message is really wierd.



Quote:
Cannot lock user lib,
file /etc/ptmp or /etc/gtmp exist.

Last edited by kko88; 05-20-2003 at 04:21 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 06:01 PM   #9
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Looks there is something strange going on.

It looks like su doesn't look at the wheel group but I don't remember where it looks for access any more.
 
  


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