Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-security (606 mails)

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Re: [suse-security] su to root
  • From: Michael Bain <poppa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 02 Apr 2001 11:45:55 -0700
  • Message-id: <m3k853ywbg.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Hartmann <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

Thomas> Only if I run a xterm-client and use the su command, su
Thomas> reports incorrect password? If I make an ssh localhost in my
Thomas> xterm-client an start su, it works? Why?

I'll take a wild ass guess; your system is configured not to let root
log into a console? On mine, I can't log in as root on the X GUI
login screen, but once I'm in have no problem su-ing to root.

Michael Bain mbain@xxxxxxxxxx
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