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Re: [SLE] R: [SLE] Administrator root can't login
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 23:27:12 -0900
  • Message-id: <200403022327.12824.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 02 March 2004 09:35, M.G. INFORMATICA di Melis Giuseppe wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to login in local. From when i install it to 3 day ago i haven't
> this problem, the root login in local with KDE, with the visual shell
> without problem.
> Ok it isn't correct to login with the root. But because now i can't do it
> and in the first time i can do it?
> I don' remember if i modify some wizard that can go up the security level
> (exist somethings of similar in the 9 version?). I've only made some test
> with Samba.
> Than the message is not an message error, but a baloon message that say
> "You can't use the root for login".
> How can disable this security option?

Is it possible that your /etc/securetty file is missing?
If your terminal is not listed in that file then root can't log in from that
terminal, (even if the terminal is the console)

Alternativly if you have a file called /etc/nologin with root in it
that is supposed to prevent loging as well.

John Andersen

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