[kde-linux] KDE-3 session will not accept my root password
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Mon Mar 2 20:35:33 UTC 2009
Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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:
>> 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.
Yes, it is another case of horses rather than zebras. It was just the
minor problem of the "su" executable.
Note: "su" does need to be installed Set UID, doesn't it? I was also
surprised to find that although it is part of "coreutils" that you have
to copy it manually to install it.
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