User can't login but /etc/(master.)passwd OK

Tim K tvchannels at
Wed May 9 16:52:07 UTC 2012

On 05/09/12 12:02, Brian wrote:
> On 5/9/2012 8:08 AM, Michael Sierchio wrote:
>> On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 8:03 AM, Robert 
>> Bonomi<bonomi at>  wrote:
>>> "Details are *IMPORTANT*"<grin>
>> What's the user's shell in the password file, and does that shell:
>> exist?  executable?  In the /etc/shells file?
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> The OP probably ought to look at /var/log files as well to see if 
> anything is revealed there. Access can be denied for reasons other 
> than passwords.
> BW

And a su -l [thatuser] as root would probably spit out some handy 
console messages right away.


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