Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 499998
Root password not recognized
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:22:58 EST
Created attachment 343242 [details]
Description of problem:
Cannot logon as root
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(See boot log attached)
Every time try to logon as root
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 11
2. Select PW during install
3. During run try to logon as root from boot screen
4. To get to root functions: Login as a standard user then SU and enter root pw
(See boot log)
If pam_pkcs11 is involved, then this sounds like a myriad of configuration problems in pam.
1. Why is pam_pkcs11 involved. It should only be turned on unless you turn on smart card login (which doesn't appear in your reproduction instructions). Also, if you turn on smart card login, it should only prevent you from using regular login if there is a token present.
2. Why is it involved in SU. We specifically do not enable pam_pkcs11 for certain operations, like sudo and su.
Are you using smart card login, or is should this be a pam bug
I selected pam_pkcell because I don't know better. I have no idea which module handles the login from the screen.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I suppose you tried to log in as root from the gdm login screen. That is disable on purpose as you should not log in as root directly into graphical login session. Use the su command in terminal or login as root on the text console.