[kde-linux] KDE-3 session will not accept my root password

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 2 17:33:40 UTC 2009

On Monday 02 March 2009 16:52:13 James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Well this is really strange.  It goes without saying that this problem
> started recently -- it worked before I updated some things on my system
> (Berkeley DB, OpenSSL, & OpenLDAP).
> And, now, when I am running KDE-3, it will not accept the root password.
>   It works fine to log in with KDM or in a virtual terminal, but whether
> I am trying to use su in a Konsole or using KDESU to run an application,
> the result is: an "incorrect password" message.
> I upgraded to OpenSSL-0.9.8j which didn't work and I had to revert to
> OpenSSL-0.9.8g.
> I currently have:
> 	OpenLDAP-2.4.14
> and am considering reverting to:
> 	OpenLDAP-2.3.39
> if anyone thinks that that could be the problem.  Or, I notice that FC
> is using 2.4.12 with 5 recent patches (2.4.x).

No idea, James, but I did have the problem once.  Of course it may be an 
entirely different problem in your case.  See whether this helps:


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