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Old 07-10-2004, 04:56 PM   #1
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Can't access root Operations

I recently installed Fedora 2, my first time installing a Linux system. In the midst of trying to set up python all operations that require root authorization stopped working (installing programs, changing the time, several control panels). If I attempt to do any of these things, nothing happens if I am logged in as the root. If I am not logged in as the root it will ask me for my root password before doing nothing.

Any idea what is going on?

Old 07-10-2004, 09:25 PM   #2
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can you get to your logs?

open a terminal
root password
tail -f /var/log/messages

If you can get in there, you might see what the hangup is...
Old 07-11-2004, 01:28 AM   #3
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Here's what was returned

Jul 11 06:18:39 dhcp-225-4 syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Jul 11 06:18:39 dhcp-225-4 logrotate: ALERT exited abnormally with [1]
Jul 11 07:24:38 dhcp-225-4 gconfd (smithn-2562): file gerror.c: line 225 (g_prop agate_error): assertion `src != NULL' failed
Jul 11 07:24:38 dhcp-225-4 last message repeated 14 times
Jul 11 14:19:05 dhcp-225-4 su(pam_unix)[11982]: session opened for user root by smithn(uid=500)
Jul 11 14:20:53 dhcp-225-4 su(pam_unix)[11982]: session closed for user root
Jul 11 14:28:33 dhcp-225-4 su(pam_unix)[12116]: session opened for user root by smithn(uid=500)


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