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.
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
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’.
On Tue 26 Sep 2017 11:16:02 PM CDT, machanch 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’.
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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The problem I described wasn’t that the root password was unknown or incorrect, only that it wouldn’t work when trying to elevate privilege.
So, there was no problem logging in as root, and then what I did resolved whatever the inconsistency was that allowed privilege elevation.
Ok when I did the last re-install… It was fresh, re-formated the / [root] partition. Went through the process to install system, created my user as normal only this time I allowed the system to use the same password for root as this user. No auto login… The password consisted of both numbers, letters and other ascii characters.
On completion, reboot to login screen. Login a normal user all ok… Once on the desktop I launch Yast, it ask for root password, Enter the password same as user password. The same message as before, it ask to re-enter root password… Something on my system is messing up the root password.
It worth adding here my system is multi-user 8 persons have access to use this desktop. And each has their own preference for desktop. So on mine I have Plasma, Gnome and Xfce, as KDE is my preferred desktop that is the default when the system is booted up. I have tried the root user on all 3 desktop and the same thing happens.