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

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 2 19:33:32 UTC 2009

On Monday 02 March 2009 19:16:37 James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> >
> > 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:
> >
> > http://www.nabble.com/Can't-give-root-password-under-kde-td20397498.html
> Thanks.
> However, I have a slightly different error message.
> I am starting to think that the problem is with the actual "su" command.
>   Since I tried to su in a virtual terminal and it didn't work there
> either.  I can log in as root but I can't log in as a user and then su.

That's definitely different.  When I had the problem I could not log in as 
root from the kde login, nor through su, but I could log in as root from a 
text login.  That's what I had to do to fix it.

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