Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444157
Can't log in as root on VT (FC8 upgraded to FC9 preview)
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:55:36 EST
Lenovo Y410 laptop, recently installed with FC8 and newly upgraded (via DVD) to
FC9 preview. Ctl-Alt-F1 to get a text login prompt, and then log in as root, and
something displays very quickly and the login prompt shows again.
I can log in as a non-root user, and can su to root. stracing with -f of the
mingetty shows dbus reporting an exec error. I'll have to provide details of
that later, as the laptop is at home.
I suspect an selinux issue - I'll reboot with 'selinux=0' and see what
difference that makes.
I also noted when booting to runlevel 3 that auditd failed at startup.
[Appropriate component here could be dbus, selinux, auditd, pam or something
else - let's start with dbus.]
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