Bug 111554 - cant enter into super user mode
Summary: cant enter into super user mode
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: coreutils
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3BugWeekTracker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-12-05 11:37 UTC by subbu
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-27 17:16:26 UTC

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Description subbu 2003-12-05 11:37:04 UTC
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Description of problem:

When i try to enter su mode , i am not able?
In a terminal I tried to enter as root as by 'su' and password.
I got error messages that password is invalid.
But the password is correct.
I can login as root directly,but from the other user i cant enter into
su mode.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login as user but not as root.
2. Go to terminal(any shell) and try to enter into 'su' mode.
3. I get message like incorrect password.(the roor password typed is
How can get it resolved?


Actual Results:  I should enter into su mode easily.

Expected Results:  I cant enter into su mode.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-12-05 13:45:51 UTC
edit /etc/securetty
$ man 5 securetty

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2003-12-05 13:46:35 UTC
oops.. no... 

Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2003-12-05 13:47:47 UTC
reassigning to coreutils

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2003-12-05 14:35:46 UTC
What did you change since it last worked?

Comment 5 Rik van Riel 2004-09-27 17:16:26 UTC
Old bug, not reproduced on current versions of the distribution. 
Please reopen if it ever happens again.

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