Wierd - can't login as root.

Fernando Arbeiza arbeizaf at ono.com
Tue Dec 11 15:00:50 PST 2001

On Tue, 11 Dec 2001 22:22:18 +0000 (UTC), Toby Russell
<tobyhdr at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> this is my first post. While the system is working on all other
> fronts I do have a problem with logging in.  If I log in at
> login prompt as a user (root or otherwise) who has user ID 0, I
> am rejected. I can however log in as a normal, non 0 UID user,
> and later su into root, so the problem is merely irksom.

	Perhaps you don't have the right entries in any of the
files /etc/securetty , /etc/login.access or /etc/login.defs.

	Read the man pages of each file:
	man securetty
	man login.access
	man login.defs
		(especially the CONSOLE line)

Fernando Arbeiza
Cantabria, Spain
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