Debian 8/Cinnamon fresh install. /home is being shared with two other OS's, Mint and openSUSE. At the login screen I enter my user name and password and the screen blacks for 1-2 seconds and comes back asking for user name and password. I can login as root. As root I can launch the Group & Users GUI and attempt to set the user's password, and pressing the 'change' button does nothing obvious.
I can set the user's password in a terminal, which reports success. I tried to switch users and login with the changed password and I get the same failure. If I try to login with the original password I get an incorrect password error, suggesting that the password is being processed properly and the problem is elsewhere.
On previous installs with Mate and the default desktop (Gnome) I didn't have this problem. So, the questions are: Is it Cinnamon? Is it an unlucky chance bad install? Config files are typically in /home, which is being shared with Mate and KDE, is this the problem?
Suddenly Debian started rejecting my user pw and I have to login as root. Perhaps this is a coincidence, but this started when I re-booted after adding Russian keyboard layout in etc/default/keyboard. The Russian keyboard added successfully.
Being logged in as root, renewed the pw of my user account (actually assigned the same as wes previously), got confirmation the the pw has been changed. Reloaded. Yet it keeps complaining that the pw is wrong.
Having installed Debian 7 on an old machine from a Liinux Format Magazine DVD I was unable to log in as a specific user. I can login as root and use useradd etc but when I logout of root I still cannot login as a user and nor will the machine accept my root password. I have to shutdown and reboot to get back into root. I'm using O'Reilly's Linux Pocket Guide from 2004 for the commands. Could it be that things have changed?
Since upgrading my Debian/unstable amd64 installation a few days back I can no longer log in as either root or user, whether to SDDM, via the console, or via ssh. When trying with the console, I can see the login message flash briefly on the screen, before the console resets itself.
I can boot into recovery mode, and examine log files. I enabled systemd debug logging and, amid reams of messages, these seem the most pertinent:
Sep 25 02:24:43 cooler systemd: Received SIGCHLD from PID 937 (login). Sep 25 02:24:43 cooler systemd: Child 937 (login) died (code=killed, status=6/ABRT)
Fresh install of Fedora 11 x86_64, ext4 file system, Intel Quad, 1 Tb disk
Went through install, defined mike as user with password
reboot, get graphic login (init 5); cannot login as mike OR AS ROOT!! (unable to authenticate)
use live cd, reset inittab to start at level 3
reboot, get user prompt on terminal at level 3
enter mike and password, system wait a minute or more, returns to login prompt (obviously timing out --- dbus problem???)
enter root and password, get in, issue startx
open terminal window, and issue "su mike" command, ten minutes later, finally get terminal with mike as user.
Use ctrl-alt-F2 to get a terminal, type mike, and password, no joy; login as root and type "su mike". Go back to Gnome screen at F7, so I can continue to type this , and check back at F2 periodically to see if "su mike" ever takes. After three minutes, still no joy. After five minutes, it worked. whoami shows "mike"
i just installed linux mandriva 2009. i set password for root and created a user account. when i try to login as root, after logging out as user, it does not allow me and gives the error "root logins are not allowed". even it does not show the root account. if i try to go to root from konsole terminal using su root, it allows to enter as a root but when i try to start the GUI with startx it gives error.not sure what to do and why i can't see my account in GUI mode
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 .
I've installed squeeze and wheezy on an old Toshiba Satellite 210 CS laptop with 48MB RAM and a 20GB IDE harddrive.Grub2 won't boot at all and stops with a "error: cannot allocate real mode pages". The solution to that is to use the grub-legacy package.The boot then fails with "waiting for root device" and drops to an initramfs shell.
I can't get a program (wbar) to run directly from my user account, it fails saying "Image not found -> maybe using a relative path?". But if I run su -c "wbar", it shows up and manages to load the image. I think it has something to do with ImLib2 or whatever loads the image. I checked permissions on libImlib2.so.1 and it's world-readable and executable. Can libImlib2.a be causing this problem, set to 644? What else should I be checking?
I rsync-ed root fs as a whole to another hard drive. In grub.conf I changed kernel option
root=/dev/sda1 ---> root=/dev/sdb
After kernel mounted root filesystem on the new hdd and all services started I successfully got prompt to enter login and password. However after login I immediatelly logout automatically. Here is /var/log/secure output:
May 20 23:53:18 localhost login: pam_unix(login:session): session opened for user alex by alex(uid=0) May 20 23:53:18 localhost login: LOGIN ON tty2 BY alex May 20 23:53:18 localhost login: pam_unix(login:session): session closed for user alex
What is printed before this:
May 20 23:50:47 localhost pam: gdm-password: gkr-pam: couldn't run gnome-keyring-daemon: Access denied May 20 23:50:47 localhost pam: gdm-password: gkr-pam: gnome-keyring-daemon didn't start properly properly
Neither of these quotes appears if the initial file system (not rsync-ed) is used as root fs. I guess that pam might use information of hard drive, for example, its serial number, and login is tied to a disk. Please, give me a suggestion how to get rid of automatic logout.
Well I did something pretty stupid and now I can't log in with my user other than the root user. Basically, I wanted to change my username and so I when to the admin > user & accounts - and selected the account I wanted to change. Anyway I did that and then logged out. Since then all I get when I reseted is a spinning mouse ball and a black screen. I can get into the shell prompt - but I'm not sure how I'd go about fixing this issue I created. At the moment I'm logged in the shell with root, and if I type 'id' I can see my old username, but I think the links behind it are broken.
I created a new user lets call it X. I disallowed the root login from SSH, so I login with X and after I call "#su root" command. But when I login that way, I can't use some commands like "service". I can access all the files, I can even change the sshd_config file but some commands say "not found". Do I need to get X to a group? Or make it some priveledges etc? What should I have to do to run this free of problems?
I've recently upgraded my hardware. Now, the system boots perfectly fine, but I can't login to the tty as root or any other user. Infact yes, I can login, but as soon as it shows Last Login, it exits and then I'm back to a login prompt. I've successfully booted into single user mode, and changed all the passwords, but still it fails. X doesn't start, although I think it's due to the old xorg.conf having the wrong driver.
After upgrading FEdora 13, user ravi was added. Then after few days neel was added. Both of the users were already existing. So when attempting login to neel, we found that every file is owned by ravi. So we did$chown -R neel:neel But after that problem started and when we rebooted the machin, there were no list of users on login screen. (then I connected to that comp remotely, it worked, but somehow I was not able to switch to root) It says incorrect password (though I new it very well). So I went to maintenance mode and changed the root password, and rebooted. Still problem persists.Now I am not able to login as root (from anywhere, login screen , terminal, remote)No list of usernames on login screen ( but i can choose, other and type login-password)
I cannot see what the problem is here. I have installed MySQL 5.1.36 via YaST on my openSUSE 11.2 (32-bit) system.I can log in as root. I can "create user MY_user identified by 'my_passwd';" and a new user is created. But I cannot log in to the database using that new user name. I keep getting the message:
I have installed OpenSUSE a few months ago and worked fine. But from yesterday i can't login with root user. I received the message: Login: root Invalid user name I have no question for password neither.
I hate my touchpad when my mouse is plugged in, and because of a bug in the alps touchpad that the system does not shut off the touchpad when I am typing. and syndaemon does not work either. So I found this script that I modified and it works like a champ when run as sudo from a command line, but I can not get it work from root crontab with the "@reboot" and it does not work with
I have just upgraded my laptop from F8 to F10, and I am unable to login to the system as root user.At login, it provides 2 options, one is the user I created and another called 'other'.On selecting 'other' and providing uid/passwd as 'root/<rootpassword>, it says "Unable to Authenticate User"!!However, when I tried to access my windows partition, it happily accepted the root password
I have been trying to establish a connection between two pcs via the ssh channel. I successfully made the connection as a root user, but when i tried as a non root user i had to type in the password the make contact with the other pc. how exactly does this passwordless login actually work?
How can I enable "Auto Login" for root user?In " Yast --> Security And Users --> User And Group Management --> Expert options --> Login Settings " is just my own user and there's no root user to choose.