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re: Newbie question: login not working



 >>  I just installed RH8.0 and have one problem with it, which is due to pam,
 >>  I
 >>  think.
 >>  In a terminal window, I can not do a "login <myself>" or "login root".
 >>  What's wrong?

 >>  Here some information on what's happening and my current configuration:

 >>  [dd001@wisconsin dd001]$ login dd001
 >>  Password:

 >>  Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info.
 >>  --------------------------------------------------------------
 >>  [dd001@wisconsin dd001]$ login root
 >>  Password:

 >>  Login incorrect
 >>  [dd001@wisconsin dd001]$ tail /var/log/messages
 >>  [...]
 >>  Dec  2 12:41:11 wisconsin PAM-securetty[2105]: Error opening
 >>  /etc/securetty

Do you have a file called /etc/securetty?

What are the contents?  It should contain a list of terminals that you consider "secure" enough to let people log in from.





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