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Old 11-02-2015, 10:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy Root password not accepted after logging in.


Hey,

I recently installed Mageia 5 for a second time and the installation went okay. I was able to do an update with no noticeable issues.

Now, any App that requires Authentication my Root password is not accepted. If I intend to us the terminal as root and type 'su', I am asked for my password. After I carefully enter it, I am told it is not valid. I discovered that when I tried to restart polkit from the terminal, “systemctl restart polkit”, which was suppose to fix the issue but in my case I did not get pass then authentication process as my password (entered correctly) was called invalid. I even tried using 'sudo' and again the password is called invalid.

I have tried rebooting several times with no change. What's my next step?

herakles_14
 
Old 11-02-2015, 10:37 AM   #2
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You entered your user password when using sudo, right? You could reset the root password and see if that helps.
 
Old 11-02-2015, 11:26 AM   #3
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Hey,

I recently installed Mageia 5 for a second time and the installation went okay. I was able to do an update with no noticeable issues.

Now, any App that requires Authentication my Root password is not accepted. If I intend to us the terminal as root and type 'su', I am asked for my password. After I carefully enter it, I am told it is not valid. I discovered that when I tried to restart polkit from the terminal, “systemctl restart polkit”, which was suppose to fix the issue but in my case I did not get pass then authentication process as my password (entered correctly) was called invalid. I even tried using 'sudo' and again the password is called invalid.

I have tried rebooting several times with no change. What's my next step?

herakles_14
In a nutshell, "su" asks for the root password and "sudo" asks for the user password.
 
Old 11-02-2015, 07:16 PM   #4
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Hy There,

In my case the Root and the uses password are the same. Since, I am the only person who uses this PC, I saw no poet in having two passwords.
 
Old 11-02-2015, 09:39 PM   #5
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Mageia by default does not configure the sudoers file. The pervy sudo fetish is a Ubuntu thing, which gets passed on to its derivatives through osmosis.

OP, could you paste a few examples of some of the login failures you are seeing? Seeing them first hand might help.
 
Old 11-03-2015, 10:09 PM   #6
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also be aware
"su" and "su -"

do very different things

so HOW are you trying to become root ?
 
Old 11-04-2015, 07:18 AM   #7
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Do not know about Mageia, but most distros require user to be in a special group to su.
 
Old 11-29-2015, 09:25 AM   #8
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Hey,

I should have posted this sooner, but I was a little embarrassed at making such a dumb mistake. I have my Mageia's keyboard layout set at Colemak instead of the traditional qwerty layout. To login I use qwerty but once inside Mageia, I would switch to Colemak. Only I forgot to switch over and thus the ensuing confusion.

All is okay now.
 
  


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