Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Sat Feb 11 03:16:42 PST 2006

Peter wrote:
> As mentioned in an earlier post, I tried that on my own when I ran into
> trouble and I have not edited this file.  The default is to allow root
> logins.

Just to be clear, FreeBSD is shipped with root logins via SSH
*DISABLED*. (most Linux distros i remember, OTOH, have it enabled).

> I have another possibly related issue.  I cannot use the login command for
> root either.  I get the same effects: prompt for password but password
> does not work.

- if you go to the console, can you log in as root?
- is the shell program assigned to the root user a valid root?

> I have a feeling this has to do with pam which I know nothing about.

why do you say that is PAM related?


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