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R: [SLE] Administrator root can't login
  • From: "M.G. INFORMATICA di Melis Giuseppe" <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 18:32:30 +0100
  • Message-id: <2thgbf$134deg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The securetty file is ok (is equal in another pc).
The nologin file there isn't.
I use the standard graphics login.
The warning is 'Gli accessi come root non sono consentiti' in italian (the
root login are not enable).
You know some another configuration, or a security profile that stop the
root login, With the user i haven't problem.

Thank you.

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: John Andersen [mailto:jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Inviato: mercoledì 3 marzo 2004 9.27
A: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Cc: M.G. INFORMATICA di Melis Giuseppe
Oggetto: Re: [SLE] R: [SLE] Administrator root can't login

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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