cannot log in via console, cannot su(1), only as root
gamato at users.sf.net
Sat Jul 7 23:35:58 UTC 2007
> hello list,
> i was updating sw configuration of my old computer and towards the end i
> noticed i couldn't log in on local console other than root. i tried
> remote ssh using public keys which worked but i found out su(1) to any
> user except root does not work either. i've no idea how i could
> possibly manage to "break" my system like this and unfortunately i need
> to fix it by tomorrow. therefore i would really appreciate your prompt
> hints as what to check etc.
some more details follow ...
upgrade from 6.0-R to 6.2-R
everything went ok ..
i was doing changes in /etc based on my other computer settings
i was working via ssh(1), therefore i haven't noticed when logging on
console stopped working.
log in via ssh(1) using public/private keys
log in on local console as root
su(1) to root
what doesn't work:
log in via ssh(1) using password
log in on local console as a normal user
su(1) to a normal user (it even doesn't ask for password a throws "sorry")
besides, as root i'm able to change passwords via passwd(1), but it
doesn't help and a normal user cannot change their own password (old
password check would fail).
i ran vipw(8) and it doesn't seem to me there's something wrong with my
any hints pls ??
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