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RE: logon failed



Jorge,

What I can think of is I am using a 2-port KVM switch between my
keyboard-mouse set and 2 PCs. I did try making a direct connection from
the keyboard and mouse to my linux machine. But it does not work either.

John

-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Jorge Escobar
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 3:08 PM
To: fedora-list redhat com
Subject: Re: logon failed

Gu, John A. (US SSA <john.gu <at> baesystems.com>
writes:

> 
> The only user that works is the root. I get the
error message "Incorrect
> password" when the "su fred" is typed.
> 
> John
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces <at> redhat.com
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces <at> redhat.com] On
Behalf Of Gunnar Kramm
> Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 2:37 PM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: logon failed
> 
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 02:30:18PM -0400, Gu, John
A. (US SSA) wrote:
> > Alex,
> > 
> > I did it again using "useradd username" without -p
option. Then passwd
> > $username followed by 2 type-in. No error, but I
still can not use the
> > same password at the login as that at the passwd
command. I am
> confused.
> > 
> > John
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: fedora-list-bounces <at> redhat.com
> > [mailto:fedora-list-bounces <at> redhat.com] On
Behalf Of Alexander Dalloz
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 1:57 PM
> > To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> > Subject: Re: logon failed
> > 
> > Am Di, den 26.10.2004 schrieb Gu, John A. (US SSA)
um 19:47:
> > 
> > > Any user account created (using useradd by root
account) does not
> work
> > > at the Fedora logon page. The error message is
Authentication
> Failed.
> > I
> > > have tried both option -p with useradd and
command passwd for the
> > > password. They are all successful. A new user
directory is created
> > under
> > > /home.
> > 
> > > John
> > 
> > If you pass the "useradd" command any password
with parameter "-p" be
> > sure it is already encrypted! Else you have a
plain text password in
> the
> > /etc/shadow file. Obviously then a login will
fail. If you created new
> > user accounts followed by setting the password
with command "passwd
> > $username", then all should be proper. Just take
care you have not
> > accidentally caps-lock on.
> > 
> > Alexander
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Alexander Dalloz | Enger, Germany | GPG key
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> > Fedora GNU/Linux Core 2 (Tettnang) kernel
2.6.8-1.521smp 
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> 
> What happens when try to su to the newly created
users from another
> working
> user (not root) on the box?
> 
> Doing something like following
> (as root)
> useradd fred
> passwd fred
> (now type in the password)
> 
> Then become a user that you know already works on
the box
> su fred
> 
> 


I had a similar problem where all the usuals looked
good (NUM, CAPS etc) but the login kept failing. Ended
up that the problem was the key board. The "k" key on
the keyboard was damaged and when pressed it would
type other letters. I was using short login names (3
to 4 letters) but my passwords were longer, so "k" was
not in my login but was in my password. Since the
password is hidden with ***** I could not see the
problem. Maybe you could try typing out all the
letters and look for problems. 

Jorge


		
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