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'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 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've tried to ssh in as the root user w/o a password (RSA keys) but I've had no luck as the root user. I've tried the exact same commands with Debian 5 and Centos 5.5, without a problem. Fedora 13 and 14 won't work! I can only log in w/o a password as a normal user, never as the root user! It always asks for the password if I try as root. I've even tried copying Debian's and Centos's sshd_config file and restarting sshd, but it still won't work.
I've checked gdmsetup and there isn't anything that I can see that keeps my general users from getting in remotely. I can get the Gnome to login as root but not as a user. SSH from PuTTY works fine for all users. The error I get actually says that the username or password is incorrect - checked using SSH and it is fine.
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
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?
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)
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 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?
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?
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.
I recently made a computer for someone who decided to get a new one instead.. so i thought i'd make a server out of it lk i had it before. so i deleted their account (while on their account) and made me an account.. but now when i try to login to my account it's.. not there? such as when i type my username and pass it says i entered an invalid user/pass. any idea how i can get my user accounts back or atleast logon to this system? i know the root password if there's any way i can login under the root account.
So if I get their public key for ssh how do I add and then how do I delete it my problem is in .ssh/authorized_keys file I do not understand how to add and how to delete the key so that I can enable and disable root login this way.I am not sure as how do I comment the key assuming that the person sends me his public key then in .ssh/authorized_keysfile how do I add so that a comment can also be added so that I can identify that person as a legitimate user.
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.
I need to run a script (which requires root privileges) on login per-user only. I want this to runtomatically so I'll add an appropriate line to .profile.A couple of questions:1 The easiest way I can think of to run the script as root is to setuid, but I know there are security concerns. Is there a better way