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Old 08-26-2002, 09:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy Password problems

this is the strangest thing...

when i try and log into my slack box as root, i get "login incorrect". i can, however, login as a user then su to root using same root password as when i originally try and login. i changed the password for root, but the same thng happens.

any ideas?

xgtr, out...
Old 08-26-2002, 09:47 PM   #2
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Check your /etc/securetty file and make sure console isn't commented out or anything is where I would start first.
Old 10-27-2002, 11:47 PM   #3
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I've had this problem with a few boxes. I found the permissions sometimes get stuffed up. the file should be 600, owner + group =root. if the permission is 666, it doesn't allow root to log in.


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