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Re: pam_console and init su



On Sat, Mar 02, 2002 at 06:21:32PM -0500, Samuel Davidoff wrote:
> i'm trying to setup a machine to autologin as a user on startup. i've tried
> to set inittab so that the following line respawns at runlevel 4
> 
> exec su -l -c startx user
> 
> however i get a message that PAM authentication failed due to lack of
> console ownership.
> 
> i realize in general this is not secure, but the machine is in a safe
> environment.
> 
> how can i get pam_console to see this login as a console login? or is there
> a better solution?

Your PAM configuration for "su" probably doesn't use pam_console, so
it may just be enough to add it.  Try adding
"session    optional     /lib/security/pam_console.so" to the end of
/etc/pam.d/su and see if that helps.

HTH,

Nalin





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