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Old 05-17-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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disabled access to the system....RHEL4


I am working on RHEL4 AS. I have created a user and tried to access, but the system is showing the error messsage as "system administrator has disabled access to the system temporarily".

I could login through root.

Before this I have changed the root/.gnome2/panel2.d folder permissions for group and others as read only to prevent other users to delete or add icons on the panel bar. Even after restoring the default permissions, the same error msg is appearing)
Kindly help me.
Old 05-18-2011, 12:43 AM   #2
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a question ?
if you changed the root accounts panel2.d folder permissions
how would that stop the normal users in /home/username from changing the icons for there account ?

and if other people can login as root ( well root can do anything ) they can still change the roots account icons
Old 05-18-2011, 04:18 AM   #3
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system administrator has disabled access to the system temporarily".

If this message comes on login prompt then you should check files like

/etc/security/access.conf where at top to bottom remove last line which will like

:except all root: after this i hope problem will be resolve

If problem resolved then please revert

Last edited by singhjc; 05-19-2011 at 01:16 AM.
Old 05-20-2011, 07:46 PM   #4
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Thank you alot. It worked. I have done like the following.
#-|ALL except root|:0

But regarding panel locking even if I give only read permissions to /home/user/.gnome2/panel2.d, users still delete the icons on the panel and change the position of the panel to right, left, top bottom. How can I restrict to not do any changes to the panel? Please help me. They are creating havoc by modifying the panel frequently.
Thank you in advance.


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