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Old 10-08-2005, 05:35 AM   #1
brenainn
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Question root password not working for su


I am having a problem using su for non-root accounts. I enter the root password and it said invalid password, and I even used su as root then passwd to change it and it still doesn't work. This is forcing me to log in as root all the time and I don't want to do that. Any ideas?
 
Old 10-08-2005, 05:40 AM   #2
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Does su work for non-root users? Are you on a system (e.g. *BSD) that requires you to be in the wheel group to su to root. Did your su binary have the setuid bit turned off on it by mistake? Is your caps lock key stuck> There are a number of possible causes of the problem here, so we'll need more info.
 
  


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