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RE: passwd demon failing?

Title: RE: passwd demon failing?

Thanks for the replies guys.

No, /var/log/messages and /var/log/secure give no clues. i did check them. its very strange

I tried to boot into the virtual console and still same error. can't login.

also once at the single user prompt, i checked the ID, both 0. if i try to su - a message comes straight back and says wrong password. if im already root, why is it asking for a password anyway?

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Miller [mailto:mattdm mattdm org]
Sent: Friday, 14 May 2004 11:15 AM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: passwd demon failing?

On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 10:59:27AM +1000, David Harris wrote:
> So i booted in single user mode, changed the passwd and tried again. same
> message.
> It's as if the auth demon is not listening as it spits me out straight away.
> root or normal user
> is there anything i can check to make sure this is listening? if not any
> clues as to why this has all of a sudden happened? has samba corrupted
> something?

Could be a lot of things, but there's no "auth daemon". There's several
different programs involved in authentication, but not a daemon process.

What do you see in the files /var/log/messages and /var/log/secure?
Something there probably tells you exactly what's wrong (at least if you
know how to interpret the messages).

Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>

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