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Old 03-05-2004, 06:49 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Distribution: Mepis Linux 2004
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New users can't be logged in [RH9]

Okay, here's the deal, new users won't log in! Neither way weather I do it from console or the add user panel thing....

Running RH9

Basically all I've done with this install is enable ssh and a few other services,

can anyone help me out?

Heres the session:
[root@localhost root]# adduser bleh -p bleh
[root@localhost root]# su jonk
[jonk@localhost root]$ su bleh
su: incorrect password
[jonk@localhost root]$

Yes, bleh is the correct password, I made sure I just didn't type it in wrong... i kept on deleting and recreating accounts with diff names... still have problems...

Earlier I used the adduser command to make jonk fine... i don't see what's happened

I can SU directly to bleh while in root

Again, any insight would be appriciated ;-)
Old 03-05-2004, 08:38 PM   #2
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Is this a problem that can't be solved? No responces yet, I'm still unsure of what to do
Old 03-06-2004, 02:05 AM   #3
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Hello jon_k,

This problem can be solved certainly.....Let me tell you that the switch '-p' that u are using with adduser command expects password in an ENCRYPTED format..and not the regular english. Hence, you are not able to log in with the username.

Make a user with the command

useradd bleh

and then set the password using the command

passwd bleh

Then you can use su -bleh to log in to the user's account.

One more thing, use

su - bleh

to log on to bleh's account.


Old 03-06-2004, 02:26 AM   #4
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i can give you another advice,use "passwd -d bleh",then log in with bleh again


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