General :: Automatically Logs Into A User (not Root) In Graphical Mode And It Does Not Asking For Any Password
Dec 14, 2010
When I start my ubuntu linux system it automatically logs into a user (not root) in graphical mode and it does not asking for any password. when I try to go to the command prompt the password is required. How do I give password for my user. The provider installed the system and not me..
I followed instructions to enter single user mode by adding single at the end of kernel line but after that it doesn't ask for root password but brings up the sh# prompt. Isn't that supposed to be insecure? I understand for this the grub password can be applied but even after adding "single" it should ask for root password..or it should not..??
Can someone assist me with recovering/resetting the password for Root via Single User Mode in CentOS v5? I've modified the kernel line using Single, S, and 1 but it appears that these commands are being totally ignored as the server continues with the boot process and displays the GUI logon screen. The server in question is a VM box running on ESX v3.5 U4. The person that created this VM is no longer employed here and I've exhausted everything I know regarding Single User Mode.
When I go to single user mode for resetting root password, It ask root pawssword for login.The message displayed on prompt is "Give root password for login.On the boot prompt, I select kernel and press 'e' and after one space type 1 for single User mode and then press 'b' for booting.It shows message entering in single user mode but ask root password. Even I tried into rescue mode, but I couldn't ser root password.In rescue mode on prompt, It shows rescue login: I typed root, But when typed 'passwd' foe resetting root pawssword,It shows message unknown user and not authetication.
I'm trying to set up automatic recording of user sessions when they login without their knowledge. I tried sticking the script command into /etc/profile and but that didn't really work. I also tried /etc/bashrc but that had the same affect.I have also tried setting the shell in /etc/passwd to SHELL=/bin/bash /usr/bin/script -q /testing.txt.
I'm not a Linux noob, but I am far from guru. I'm running a single board computer with a slightly customized Debian Etch (customized by the SBC vendor). No Gnome/KDE/X installed. My application is a control application which uses SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) to paint some basic graphics on the VGA. I need to run it as root because the application calls iopl() to access an IO port.If I run my application manually from the command line, life is sweet. From Googling around, I found http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/28, and hence I:1) Created a script in /etc/init.d2) Executed "update-rc.d scriptName defaults" to link the script into the boot sequenceAll very straightforward. My application starts at boot. But when I try to SSH/SFTP into the SBC, I get "Connection refused". So I can't manage the SBC anymore, and this is a big problem. I am not sure if it's relevant, but my application starts before the SSH daemon.My script looked like:
case "$1" in start) echo "Starting my application"
I don't know if this a bug or some setting that I have changed inadvertently, but when I start up my computer Ubuntu now logs me on automatically to the sole user account I have created but without asking me my password.I rarely fiddle about with settings and am not aware of touching anything to do with user accounts etc. Obviously I don't want this behaviour otherwise I wouldn't have put a password on the account. Everytime I log on I want to choose what language I want to run my system from the log on screen.
In administration > users and groups > it says my user account password is asked at login.Is there an option somewhere else to turn this behaviour on or off?how I could have accidentally turned this behaviour on?
I forgot the root passwd for linux (via the "single" mode) and, according to all confirms, did so successfully! I then try to log on to Centos as root, and I can't....it says "incorrect passwd"! So then I log on as another, regular, but not root, user, with that passwd, and boot up into Centos. if I try to "su" to root, with the new root passwd, again it says its incorrect. there is no "system admin" passwd set. I checked!. I need root access within Centos!
My application is installed on root of RH enterprise 5 and is run via user on the same machine. This need ssh without password from the user.
i do the following : 1. run ssh-keygen in .ssh directory of the user. 2. copy the id_rsa.pub as the authorized-keys in the root's .ssh directory 3 chmod 600 to the authorized_keys 4.restart the machine 5. login from the user and ssh SER ( SER is the entry in the /etc/hosts with the ip address of the machine) 6 It still prompt for the password
How can i ssh from the user to the machine without password.
I no longer have access to my root desktop. On a session I attempted to change the root username but i apparently assigned it a wrong directory that does not exist. When I rebooted with my new root username, i was instead recognised as a simple user (no root privileges). I tried the console to change to "old" root but root password is not accepted and there is no way to access to sudoer files. it seems that inserting a new username requires root privileges and i am back to square one. Simply logging with old root username and password after restart gives me a blank screen with nothing on it and cannot even reboot.
At the RHEL prompt, I entered the standard user's username/password combo. Linux displays a message box stating:"Your account has expired; please contact your system administrator."Next, I entered "root" in the username field and entered the root password (which expired also--keep in mind that passwords are set to expire after x days). Linux displays a message box stating:"You are required to change your password immediately (password aged)."When prompted to "Enter current UNIX password", I entered the new password (was that the right thing to do?); Linux displays a message box stating:"The change of the authentication token failed. Please try again later or contact the system administrator."I rebooted the system and got into command line mode; somehow I logged in as "root" (don't know exactly how, but needed to change the password there). At the "#" prompt, I type "passwd root"; Linux displays the message "Changing password for user root", followed by the message "passwd: Authentication information cannot be recovered.
A friend of mine has told me to set a root password and use root (f.e. switching to su in terminal and work with root rights instead).Is there any way to unset the root password? I know how to use sudo now.
Still working scanning results, this time with DISA's SRR scripts.More than one scanning package complains about;The UNIX host is bootable in single user mode without a password..So, I assume in /etc/passwd there is an entry that corrects this?what is the specific syntax and where does it go ?
I was using win-7. I tried to install RHEL 6 today. [dual boot]/ = 40000 MB and /boot = 1000 MBThe installation completed successfully.The problem is that it is not showing the graphical mode. Only the terminal mode is available. I tried chvt 1-7but I am unable to go to the graphical mode. It is not appearing.What should I do? System config:MSI CR420 Laptop.ntel core i3-350MEdited after following user76871's answer:There is no Xorg.0.log file in /var/log/, There is no xdm in /etc/init.d/, there is no kdm also.I tried startx that also didn't work. I tried system-config-display but the display is not available at system-config-
I need to recover the root password or reset it. For this, I am trying to follow the following steps to get into the single-user mode & where exactly I am getting stuck: 1. Reboot the machine2. Press <esc>3. At the boot loader screen, i have 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server ($version info)' highlighted. 4. Simply pressing 'e' (for editing) does not work (does nothing). 5. I have the option to press 'p' to enter boot-loader password and then go into the single user mode.What if I don't know the boot loader password as well & I want to get into the single-user mode WITHOUT using a boot CD? Is this possible? If so, please share the procedure to do so.
I'm seeing really bad user login format under a standard installation and am wondering why ubuntu does this as default. I have noticed that the graphical login for gnome sizes itself to accommodate a user's exact password length. This indicates to me that somewhere on the unencrypted part of a standard installation with user encryption contains at least some indication of the content of the password length which seems a security flaw even if not a complete hole, it majorly reduces the number of attempts a cracker would have to cycle through.
And that's assuming that *only* the length is contained. Furthermore it seems that it would be MUCH better to simply display the number of characters entered into the pw field and allowing the gui to expand itself from an fixed size as the field is filled out so the the user still receives visual feedback for entering characters. Either a simple character count display should be entered into the field or a 10 dot to new line so that one can visually quickly count the number enter by multiplying from a 10base graphical observation.
I am facing the problem that when I login to the machine in graphical mode the machine get reboot and same time when I login to the same machine through ssh using another machine, it is successfully login to that machine,and also ,if I do ctr+lalt+f1 and login to the machine in text mode it also works, I am using Centos 5
I want to fix my disks with fsck but using sudo init 1 is not allowing me in. It shuts my services down, then gives a "Give root password for maintenance" prompt. I've tried my password, but it rejects it.
Problem installing graphical mode of red hat 5 on virtual software. But text mode is getting installed but its also taking more then 1hr. I've adjusted all the recommended options regarding memory,hard disk ,etc. Also please suggest me good virtual software for red hat enterprise Linux 5.