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    fran52 NNTP User

    Default suse 11.0 passwd root rejected

    Im running suse11.0 kernel 26.25.20-0.5-pae i686,KDE 3.5.9 together with windowsXP on the same harddisk .Linux runs still perfectly well,but since a few days passwd root is rejected.Using su root the same happens.repositorys fail to connect too.

  2. #2
    platinum NNTP User

    Default Re: suse 11.0 passwd root rejected

    > since a few days passwd root is rejected.

    when is it rejected?

    when given after trying an su in a terminal?
    when given after launching YaST?
    when give after initial boot, on login to KDE?

    did you recently change the root password?
    did you recently manually open the file /etc/passwd ??

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    platinum

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    fran52 NNTP User

    Default Re: suse 11.0 passwd root rejected

    hi platinum,it is rejected after trying su in terminal, as well after launching yast.boot, grub and kde no problem,no paSSwd root needed. I did not change passwd root.I did not open /etc/passwd.I juSt found out that I cant login SUSEforum under linux even when cookieS and JavaScript are activated in Opera.I had to login under windowS XP.The only change i made waS changing the firewall configuration to max Save.I even changed the keyboard SuSpecting a defect. ThankS

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    platinum NNTP User

    Default Re: suse 11.0 passwd root rejected

    fran52 wrote:
    > hi platinum,it is rejected after trying su in terminal, as well after
    > launching yast.boot, grub and kde no problem,no paSSwd root needed. I
    > did not change passwd root.I did not open /etc/passwd.I juSt found out
    > that I cant login SUSEforum under linux even when cookieS and JavaScript
    > are activated in Opera.I had to login under windowS XP.The only change i
    > made waS changing the firewall configuration to max Save.I even
    > changed the keyboard SuSpecting a defect. ThankS
    >
    >


    i see in your note above that in *many* but not all instances of what
    should be an "s" is instead a capitalized "S"..

    so, if your password is (for example) my.safe.password and you are
    unknowingly giving my.Safe.paSSword it is no wonder you are locked
    out...same with the openSUSE forum..

    your problem is not with your root password, but with something to do
    with your typing, or your setup..

    and, as always: if you change something and then your machine is
    broken, UNchange the same thing and see if that 'fixes' your machine
    back to working, again...that is, change your firewall back to what
    worked!!! if you do that then you may also be able to go back to the
    keyboard which was working fine before you started making changes, as
    root..

    if you can't change back, then just restore from your most recent,
    working backup..

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    platinum

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