[blfs-support] Trouble creating users

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Tue Jul 7 06:09:07 PDT 2015


On 7.7.2015 12:52, Niels Terp wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have now completed my scripts to build KDE. Everything (more or less :-)) works, but I have one problem:
>
> I did the mistake to create my unpriviledged users from CHROOT on my host. Is this not possible ?
>
> The symptoms are: If I am logged in as one of these users, I cannot su to root, error is "Authentication failed". Further, when I attempt to log in to KDE from KDM, it start to login and I see a short "bleep" of the login screen, but then the screen flickers, and I am returned to the login menu.
>
> I found that /usr/bin/sudo and /usr/bin/su did not have the UID flag set. After setting this, I can now use su and sudo from the command prompt, but it is still not working in KDE.
>
> I have tried to delete the users and then create them again in the command prompt. But still no joy.
>
> So, first of all, is there a problem creating users in CHROOT, and if there are, how can I save my installation ?
>
> Cheers
>
> Niels
>

System logs are always a good place to start looking at first.


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