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    Default Tumbleweed.. Problem with "root' login

    Since my last update of Tumbleweed.. I have not been able to login as root to do any maintenance of my system. I am using Plasma as my desktop. My system is configured to weekly download any update and inform me to install them, this part of the process works ok as I do not have to enter the root password to complete this task.

    My issue is when I launch Yast, it ask for the root password. When I enter the root password and it returns the message login incorrect please try again. I cannot login as 'root. Thinking I may have messed up somewhere,. I have done a fresh install and nothing has changed. I am still not able to use the root login whenever it is required for an operation. It will not accept my root password.

    What is the cause of this failure?

    Any help is much appreciated
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    Default Re: Tumbleweed.. Problem with "root' login

    No problem here. This is Tumbleweed updated to 20170913.

    I am currently updating to 20170924 (just released today). I'll check again after that update has completed (and rebooted).

    It isn't clear at what level is your update. You can check with
    Code:
    cat /etc/os-release
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    Default Re: Tumbleweed.. Problem with "root' login

    Still not seeing this problem after updating to 20170924.
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    Default Re: Tumbleweed.. Problem with "root' login

    Here is the system update info.

    .....~> cat /etc/os-release
    NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
    # VERSION="20170913"
    ID=opensuse
    ID_LIKE="suse"
    VERSION_ID="20170913"
    PRETTY_NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
    ANSI_COLOR="0;32"
    CPE_NAME="cpe:/opensuse:tumbleweed:20170913"
    BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.opensuse.org"
    HOME_URL="https://www.opensuse.org/"
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    Default Re: Tumbleweed.. Problem with "root' login

    Is the keyboard configured correctly?
    If you can change it.
    Start Opensuse at Grub click> e > at the bottom of the kernel line add> init = / sbin / bash> and start
    At the root prompt type> passwd> the change and then restart

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    Default Re: Tumbleweed.. Problem with "root' login

    You using zypper dup to update this is a must for tumbleweed you can not use the notify program to update.

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    Default Re: Tumbleweed.. Problem with "root' login

    Quote Originally Posted by V_idocq View Post
    Is the keyboard configured correctly?
    If you can change it.
    Start Opensuse at Grub click> e > at the bottom of the kernel line add> init = / sbin / bash> and start
    At the root prompt type> passwd> the change and then restart

    If you do not trust, look for other solutions
    thank for the surgession
    Yes the keyboard is configured correctly.. I have checked it.
    I am using tumbleweed..
    I will try the grub option.
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    Default Re: Tumbleweed.. Problem with "root' login

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    You using zypper dup to update this is a must for tumbleweed you can not use the notify program to update.
    I have been using the Software Update in the Panel which I have always used. This is the first time I have come across this problem with the login. As I mentioned before I did a fresh re-install ' not zypper dup, and the problem was still there 'password not recognised'.
    machanch

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    Default Re: Tumbleweed.. Problem with "root' login

    Quote Originally Posted by machanch View Post
    I have been using the Software Update in the Panel which I have always used. This is the first time I have come across this problem with the login. As I mentioned before I did a fresh re-install ' not zypper dup, and the problem was still there 'password not recognised'.
    But in the terminal you can upgrade with zypper, so accept the pass!

    Try
    Code:
    sudo zypper in libyui-qt-graph8 libyui-qt-pkg8 libyui-qt8
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    Default Re: Tumbleweed.. Problem with "root' login

    On Tue 26 Sep 2017 11:16:02 PM CDT, machanch wrote:

    gogalthorp;2839605 Wrote:
    > You using zypper dup to update this is a must for tumbleweed you can
    > not use the notify program to update.


    I have been using the Software Update in the Panel which I have always
    used. This is the first time I have come across this problem with the
    login. As I mentioned before I did a fresh re-install ' not zypper dup,
    and the problem was still there 'password not recognised'.


    Hi
    During (re)install did you check the keyboard output when entering
    the root password.... sounds like maybe the numlock key may be on during
    install and not noticed?

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