Wierd - can't login as root.
tobyhdr at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Dec 12 04:47:15 PST 2001
thank you very much for the tips, the problem has been
solved. Actually I had it configured so that
/etc/login.access had a line for root. Something
somewhere must not have liked that. Also
/etc/login.defs had entries for all the ttys, with
values like tty01 tty02. Perhaps the 0 was creating a
Thanks again. I hate little problems like that.
--- Fernando Arbeiza <arbeizaf at ono.com> wrote: > I
should have told you some configuration that
> Look at the CONSOLE entry at the /etc/login.defs.
> should read like this:
> CONSOLE /etc/securetty
> Which tells login to allow root to login only in
> terminals listed in the /etc/securetty file
> And in /etc/securetty, something like this:
> And all the terminals you want to allow root to
> login (one
> on each line).
> And my login.access file is empty here.
> I hope this works for you.
> Fernando Arbeiza
> Cantabria, Spain
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