I was having a problem with the keyring asking me for a password after I changed my user password. I googled it and found that since the password changed, I will get asked for the keyring password until I delete ~/.gnome2/keyrings/login.keyring. What happened was that I wasn't paying attention that you had to generate a new keyring password before rebooting.
Now, whenever I try to login via gdm, I get this message: error initiating conversation with authentication system - general failure
How do I get it working again? I can still login from the terminal.
My system software is installed on an encrypted LVM on hda1 and hda2. My home directory takes up the whole of hdb1 which is also encrypted. I can boot up into the kde desktop okay, but when I open up konsole and type 'su' and my root password I get the message "su: Authentication failure". I am absolutely certain that I am using the right password.
Even more strangely, if I fire up synaptic and give it that same password I am able to install software. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what's gone wrong and how I can fix it?
I can also type Ctrl-Alt-F2 and log in as root to do administrative tasks without any problems so I cannot understand why konsole has locked me out.
I'm testing to log in using openldap authentication on jessie by following article from [URL] ..... and when I try to log in from ldap client (another debian 8 VM), it failed with
Code: Select allFeb 3 09:25:33 clt nscd: nss_ldap: could not connect to any LDAP server as cn=admin,dc=test,dc=lab - Can't contact LDAP server Feb 3 09:25:33 clt nscd: nss_ldap: failed to bind to LDAP server ldap:///192.168.191.120: Can't contact LDAP server Feb 3 09:25:33 clt nscd: nss_ldap: reconnecting to LDAP server... Feb 3 09:25:33 clt nscd: nss_ldap: could not connect to any LDAP server as cn=admin,dc=test,dc=lab - Can't contact LDAP server
I'm new to Debian and installed it with Cinnamon because I want to learn some OpenCL programming in Linux. I have a Nvidia GT 525M GPU. Once the operating system is installed, I followed [URL] ..... article to install the proprietary Nvidia drivers. As the forum suggested, instead of creating an Xorg server configuration file, I installed Bumblebee according to [URL]..... article.
But when I restarted my machine after completing all the steps when I try to log in I get the follwoing message:
have been experiencing an error (the past few weeks) whenever I try to install a software package using the default installer. Each time I enter the root password it is not accepted and I am unable to get past it and the installation fails.This is the error message that is issued:[PK_TMP_DIR|dir:///var/tmp/TmpDir.mf2zCf] Repository already exists.I am able to enter the root password in a terminal session without any problem along with using the Install Software option in the main menu.
I have installed fedora 14 in my computer. I installed some applications from root. I created a user id. I am unable to install my internet (broadband connection) now. every time it shows the error "Authentication failure" "install from root" something like that. How can I switch between user and root. Or how can I login as root again?
I just got Fedora 12, and I used su root to change the bin ownership to my primary developer account. For some reason, though, all subsequent attempts to log in as root have had authentication failure, be it through su or through the startup login screen. This does NOT occur for adminstrator tools such as Groups and Users.
I have installed Ubuntu 8.04 inside windows and every time I go to the terminal and type "su" it asks me for a password. Well the password I set before the install doesn't work, it gives me an authentication failure. I thought that since it was inside windows it didn't set me as a root user. I go to user groups and I see my name there and then "root" above it, but its grayed out. Is there a default root password I can enter?
After having problems with lxde crashing while running Jessie, and re-installing Wheezy, I am not able to mount my WinXP drive. In the past I was able to run pcmanfm and mount the drive from there. It would ask for my root password and then would mount the drive. Now, however, when I click on the drive icon it gives me an error message saying authentication required.
One thing is that when I installed Wheezy I had the WinXP drive disconnected so as to not inadvertently install Wheezy on the wrong drive (I have two identical drives). After installing I connected the WinXP drive and then did a grub update. I can boot either drive, as expected, but I can not mount the WinXP drive from pcmanfm. Do I need to change the Policykit?
We have setup Squeeze a Test machine , just for some tests, without network, Internet etc. and we need to allow root login in Gnome. We've changed /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf:[security] AllowRoot=truebut still doesn't work.
I installed today (fresh install) the latest version of squeeze, and after installing kuser, I attempted to run the program (of course as root), so that I can start managing accounts with my preferred application. However, this is what I got when I attempted to run the program:
# kuser QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme. Qt: Session management error: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported kuser(3136): Session bus not found KCrash: Application 'kuser' crashing... sock_file=/root/.kde/socket-hostname/kdeinit4__0 Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory KCrash cannot reach kdeinit, launching directly.
I have squeeze with gnome. Various apps let me log in as root when needed to but if I logout as a user and try to login as root it won't let me (won't authenticate password). I had this problem before and reinstalled Debian and definitely checked for it to allow me to do this and it worked for a while after new install. Apparently some update overrode my preferences. This is a major defect and may force me to abandon Debian. I don't use root often but I don't have any use for a operating system that won't let me use it. Anyone know how to correct this. I am not interested in using a terminal on a regular basis or ever for that matter.
I just installed Debian 6 on a server and when the server powers up, it shows me all the accounts I created in order for me to choose and login under an account, except for the root account. At the colo where the server is going, they need the root account at the login screen.
i have been running Ubuntu for about 3 days now, finally getting all my files moved back to the drive and what have you.I came from running windows, and an Android phone with full su access, and done up all custom-like..I am loving the speed, etc. great experience so far. BUT: the headphone port on my laptop is broken, and so I run [ran] and external soundcard, a Creative X-fi 5.1 USB SC. I have found linux drivers for this unit, and am trying to install. I have googled the crap out of how to do this, yet am getting stuck.
Here is where I'm getting stuck. I have extracted the package, entered into the sub folder, and am trying to run the Make install:
...laptop:/tmp/xfi-0.0.0.0$ cd ./xfi ...laptop:/tmp/xfi-0.0.0.0/xfi$ su -c "make install" Password: su: Authentication failure ...laptop:/tmp/xfi-0.0.0.0/xfi$
what in heck do i type at password... have I NOT done something, am I doing something wrong.... it does not accept my normal password, so I am lost.
I cannot login as root or su in graphical mode (haven't tested cmd line as i'm still newbie ). What i have read is that this is by default disabled... can this be enabled?.. if so how please? I am running core13 on toshiba laptop (this issue also on "live" cd)if above is not possible have u a section/training pages for us "newbies"
I was hoping that someone could point me in the right direction. I just did an install and the os is up and running. During install, I set a root password and also set up a regular user account. The only option at login is the regular user acct. Needless to say, the os asks me to provide the root pw for just about everything I need to do.get an authentication failure. (I assume that this is the same as permission). I can find plenty of info on how to restrict access but nothing relevant to my problem. Just to rule out an install problem, I installed the os a 2nd time. I am very sure I have my passwords correct. One other thing to note is that on the 1st install, I used a different pw for root and regular user. On the 2nd, just to keep is as simple as possibl I used the same pw for root and reg user account. I am new to debian, but the distro that I have been using (slackware)
Can't seem to do it, wondering if anyone knows how? Normally there's something in sshd_config that can be switched to true or yes to allow root login but I can't see it in fedora 12.I can login via root at a terminal no problem, just not via ssh, I get access denied every time. Also, I need to login using password authentication.I've done: 227169 but that's just for GUI which I don't really need since I rarely ever log into the GUI.I have also searched through here and mostly only found info such as above, how to enable root login for GUI, or billions of posts about how logingin as root is bad but I cannotswer to my question.DISCLAIMER: Please do not reply to this thread if all you can contribute is the question of why I need root or to put some message telling me I can do everything using su, etc, etc. Please only contribute if you can answer my question. A: My machine and a valid quesiton. B: Spirit of Linux is open, not restrictive
I have just installed the latest version of ubuntu in my desktop (core i5 with 2gb ram, gnome desktop) when i try to log in root usin "su -" command....authentication failure occurs. what should i do ?....i distinctly remember root password and it is working otherwise like while logging in, opening install/remove software application etc.
I'm working on embedded debian. I do configuration to lightdm for autologin. My device start with autologin but sometimes I see login screen. ı will try it more than 20 times. 17 times its do autologin 3 times not do autologin and show login screen.
How to enable Root login...i cant copy or move something on the HDD...I have administrator rights and password for root but i cant change permissions for the HDD without login on root and root login are not allowed .
Now i will try to explain my problem.I just installed fresh 11.04 openSuSe 64bit.After doing all the configuration I rebooted and tried to login.Nothing happened.Googled some things, tried ctrl alt f1 and login as root, also tried to login as root, even changed my root password to be sure.Still, nothing happens, except for the thing that everytime I try to login as root it says authentication failed, but if i type my password bad it says bad password.
Tried to make the /etc/pam.d/gdm mod to auto-auth keyring. Now when I boot up it says "error initiating conversation with authentication system - general failure" preventing me from logging in.
So I read that I can enter recovery mode by pressing Esc on boot up to boot to a root shell. However no amount of button mashing Esc on boot up seems to have any effect, always bringing me to the graphical login. I could boot to a liveUSB but this has all started when I got to work this morning, and don't have a USB key handy, and I'd like to get this sorted so I can do some work today!
And why does the /etc/pam.d/gdm tweak seem to be causing so many issues (googling reveals the technique has a lot of other users finding the same problem as me, however they seem to be able to get to recovery mode)?
EDIT: If I hold down or mash Esc fast enough, the computer will beep at me once or twice, but nothing changes on screen
EDIT 2: Ok found out that holding SHIFT is the new way of doing things, reverted pam.d/gdm to the backup and things are back to normal!
I setup Postfix on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server but I am getting an error saying: Code: Technical details of permanent failure: Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 530 530 SMTP authentication is required. (state 14).
When I try to login to my Ubuntu Server, I get the following error: PAM Failure, aborting: Critical error - immediate abort This occurs when I try to log in locally, or via SSH. I have tried logging in using every account and all create the same error. Ubuntu server edition 11.