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Old 05-28-2003, 01:36 PM   #1
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problems with login

i have a hitch that i just can't seem to find an answer to.

i can't seem to login as root when i switch to a terminal <alt><ctrl><f1-f4>

i can log in as any other user, just not as root.

logging into gnome and kde is not a problem and su in Xterm works.

its driving me nuts because in order to install flash for my browser, i can't be in a gui and i need to be root.........

am i missing something???
Old 05-28-2003, 02:22 PM   #2
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Check your /etc/securetty file and make sure nothing is prohibiting root from logging in on another terminal/console... etc.
Old 05-28-2003, 02:48 PM   #3
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no sooner had i made this post then i found the answer, i think....right here of course. must've had temporary brain damage...sorry.

its the mandrake default no root allowed thing .... (although it still let me login to the gui's as root...weird). i'll know better when i get home and try it...



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