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Old 07-02-2004, 03:17 PM   #1
stakhous
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id: cannot find name for user ID 500


I got this error message while logging in one day with the user account 'fusion', "id: cannot find name for user ID 500"

here is a listing from /etc/passwd:
fusion:x:500:500::/home/fusion:/bin/bash
here is a listing from /etc/group:
fusion:x:500:
/etc/shadow how similar results, luckily i'm not posting that.

Any ideas?
 
Old 07-02-2004, 03:25 PM   #2
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Check the permissions on /etc/passwd and /etc/group. They both should be world
readable.
 
  


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