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Old 08-29-2003, 06:01 PM   #1
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Question su works but root login fails?

I installed Mandrake 9.1 the other day to play with it and see how I would like it. The only thing wrong with the installation is I cannot log in as root. I can su using the root password, but it claims the password is invalid when I log in as root with it. Anyone ever seen anything this bizarre?

Other than that Mandrake 9.1 is pretty cool..
Old 08-29-2003, 06:28 PM   #2
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Check your /etc/securetty for commented ttys. Like: #tty1 ... if it's commented, the root can't login thru that terminal.

Old 08-29-2003, 08:26 PM   #3
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Hi Pc

AFAIK - you cant log in as root user in Mandrake 9.1 using that "method" - however - if your interested you can login as root user like this:

KDE Control Centre
Login Manager
Aministrator mode butoon - type root password
Users tab
Uncheck the cross next to Root user, in "hidden users"

Log out
Log in

Youll see a new Root user icon to log in as root user for the whole session - Its not advisable to be root user for the whole session however (Im sure your'e well aware - I'll shut up)

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