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Re: Today's (9/12) rawhide all users = unable to authenticate user!



Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> darrell pfeifer wrote:
>> 2008/9/12 Dr. Diesel <dr diesel gmail com>
>>
>>> Booting normally to GDM, using normal root login gives me unable to
>>> authenticate user.  If I boot to init3, my user/pass works just fine,
>>> then I
>>> can startx.  I attempted passwd and reset my pass with no luck!
>>>
>>> Anybody else?  Should I file this under GDM?
>>>
>>
>> The gdm changelog says
>>
>> * Tue Sep 09 2008 Jon McCann <jmccann redhat com> - 1:2.23.92-2
>> - Disallow root login
>>
>>  So it is intentional
> 
> So... what exactly are we supposed to do when the user login gets hosed?
> Reach for a rescue disk? (Seriously, what's with the sudden trend to
> make fixing problems harder by making recovery modes inaccessible in an
> apparent bid to hide the "confusing/potentially dangerous" bits of the
> system from the user?)
> 

CTRL+ALT+F1
Login as root there
fix it
CTRL+ALT+F7 to get back to GDM

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