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Old 01-12-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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How come I can log in under my username using root password? Where can I fix this? I am running Fedora 10.

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Old 01-12-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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Could this be a "feature" of Fedora--akin to some of the Ubuntu quirks?

If its clear that it is not normal, I would first su to root and change ALL passwords to see if the behavior persists. (There's nothing wrong with trying this---except having to remember new passwords.)
 
Old 01-12-2010, 07:42 PM   #3
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Are you really talking about login, or maybe unlocking a screen-saver??
 
Old 01-12-2010, 07:48 PM   #4
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I am talking either screen login or ssh login.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 02:46 PM   #5
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Could this be a "feature" of Fedora--akin to some of the Ubuntu quirks?

If its clear that it is not normal, I would first su to root and change ALL passwords to see if the behavior persists. (There's nothing wrong with trying this---except having to remember new passwords.)
I change to a new password but then still the same, able to login by using root password. Any other suggestion please?
 
Old 01-19-2010, 08:30 PM   #6
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It somehow append my old password into /etc/shadow (I guess). Here is the solution I want to share. I login as root and remove password from shadow file. Log in as username (without password of course). Change a new password then problem is solved.
 
  


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