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Re: Cannot login as non-root user



Thanks for the response.

> Is your uid actually 0? 

I don't understand ! The non-root user account's uid is 1000 and so is 
gid. /home/kevin is owned by kevin:kevin with uid:gid of 1000:1000 as is 
in /etc/passwd and /etc/group.

I just ran a check to ensure that, duplicate uid/gid do not exist and yes, 
there are no duplicate ids !!

I tried running "strace login -p kevin". That didn't help me much. I'm no 
expert in interpreting in the output of strace. I were just looking for a 
file that login would open and you know something obvious, that points at the 
discrepancy somewhere.

I'm out of ideas. Any ideas ? 

I'm thinking of reinstalling gentoo from scratch, unless this mystery is 
solved. Well, this actually is one of the two problems I have. The other one 
has to do with hal/dbus. I don't think that'd be resolved soon. Maybe, 
re-installation is good idea after all !

Thanks for any help that'd come along

On Thursday 11 January 2007 09:01, Trapp, Bob wrote:
> Is your uid actually 0?  If your user ids are conflicting with user ids
> assigned to system tools, PAM may be getting confused.
>
> Bob Trapp
> btrapp mtmercy edu
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pam-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:pam-list-bounces redhat com]
> On Behalf Of Kevin Williams
> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 11:50 PM
> To: pam-list redhat com
> Subject: Cannot login as non-root user
>
> I've just installed gentoo on my laptop. I can't login as a non-root
> user be
> it in console or X windows !!
>
>
> Whe I try to login as a non-root user, after entering the password
> here's what
> I get:
> ----------------------------------------
> Unable to cd to /home/kevin
> Permission denied
> ---------------------------------------
>
> Looking into the system log, I found these lines:
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ------------
> Jan 10 23:32:44 [login] pam_tally(login:account): option deny=0 allowed
> in
> auth phase only
> Jan 10 23:32:44 [login] pam_tally(login:account): unknown option:
> no_magic_root
> Jan 10 23:32:44 [login] pam_unix(login:session): session opened for user
> kevin
> by kevin(uid=0)
> Jan 10 23:32:44 [login] unable to cd to `/home/kevin' for user `kevin'_
> Jan 10 23:32:44 [login] pam_unix(login:session): session closed for user
> kevin
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----------
>
> I've tried commenting out the lines relevant to the above messages, yet
> it
> made no difference.
>
> /home/kevin does exist and has the permissions 0755.
>
> I've tried creating another user account and trying to login as the new
> user
> results in the same error message. I'm stuck with this one, I can't work
> in
> gentoo until and unless this issue is fixed !!
>
> Here's the thread I started on forums.gentoo.org:
> http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-530899.html
>
> Any help in this regard will be hghly appreciated.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Kevin
>
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