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Old 01-01-2003, 12:15 PM   #1
afrederico
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PAM Authentication error after installing GLIB?


I'm getting the following error on Redhat 8.0 (I have NOT installed
the new RPMs that "up2date" downloaded):

PAM Authentication failed, cannot start X server. Perhaps you do not have console ownership?

Some background:

I installed Redhat 8.0 from the CD ISOs. Everything worked brilliantly and it was an easy setup.

I attempt to start XMMS to stream some music but it errors with a
"Segmentation fault." I read on the xmms.org website that the Redhat developers failed to package MP3 support with XMMS and it was causing this problem.

They offer an RPM that is a patch that installs the MPG123 libraries for XMMS and I install it using:

rpm -ivh mpg*

It seemed to install correctly but I continued to get the "Segmentation fault." I read on the xmms.org website that the only luck people havehad is to download the XMMS source and build from scratch.

I download the source and follow the instructions in the INSTALL file but "configure" informs me that my "glib" isn't the right version (needs to be >= 1.2.2; mine is 1.2.1). I download "glib-1.2.9" from somewhere (I can't remember where) but then the XMMS "configure" informs me that my "gtk" isn't the right version. I did all of the "configure," "make," and "make install" as "root."

I then went to gtk.org and downloaded glib-2.2.0, gtk+-2(something), and the other dependancies. I started to build everything but gave up because it's apparent that I have too many dependances that I need to download.

In the meantime I go to start GNOME ("startx") but suddenly the error above occurs. I can, however, start Xwindows as "root" but this is useless because I don't want to run as "root."

Some permissions are definitely screwed up somewhere but I don't have enough experience to know what to do. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

-- Andrew
 
Old 01-02-2003, 07:03 AM   #2
HwzrHlslndr
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I had an issue with users not being able to access kppp and I resolved it using webmin. It was a PAM authentication rule which was checking to ensure user was root. Now as I become more familiar with commands I tend to rely on webmin less and less, but any time I see "PAM" I tend to go look in the webmin GUI.
 
  


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