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Re: [SLE] Root password problem
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 00:38:42 +0100
  • Message-id: <200411230038.43310.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 23 November 2004 00:32, Harry Giles wrote:
> I can log in as a user as root, but when i try to su from a terminal
> window as a regular user, it says the password is incorrect.
>
> Any ideas why?

What does

ls -l /bin/su

tell you? My guess is it says

-rwxr-xr-x

Did you select "paranoid" permissions in yast's security settings? If so, log
in as root and change it to 'secure'. Very many things will fail to work if
you have it set to 'paranoid'

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