passwd demon failing?

Tommy Reynolds Tommy.Reynolds at
Fri May 14 02:36:06 UTC 2004

Uttered David Harris <dharris at>, spake thus:

> It's as if the auth demon is not listening as it spits me out straight away.
> root or normal user

Samba's got nothing to do with login.  This feels like a PAM issue.
Boot into single user mode again, look in
"/usr/share/doc/pam-<version>/txts" and you should find a
step-by-step of how to get logins working again.  It's ugly.
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