Bug 5157 - root password problems
Summary: root password problems
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: passwd
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-09-15 15:07 UTC by mpratola
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-06-05 03:59:05 UTC

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Description mpratola 1999-09-15 15:07:17 UTC
I don't know if this is a previously know bug, so bear with
me.  First of all, i'm running Redhat 6.0, i have both KDE
and Gnome installed although i typically use KDE for my root
account, the machine is a Pentium 166 o'c to 200 and a
Quantum 4.3 GB HDD.  About a week ago, the KDE screen saver
came on, but when i enterned my root password, it did not
recognize it.  So i had to CTRL-ALT-BKSPC and relogin.
Yesterday, when i arrive at work, all our computers are
frozen in limbo with blank screens - some sort of power
fluctuation - so everything is rebooted.  The machine comes
up and complains that fsck has to be run manually to correct
some corruption on the hard drive, and prompts me to enter
my root password to drop to a shell so i can run fsck
manually.  Of course, it did not recognize my root
password.  So i had to boot from a backup hdd, mount my
master hdd and run fsck that way.  No problem, but still,
this root password thing does not sit very well in my mind.
Is this a known bug?


Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 15:37:59 UTC
assigned to nalin

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-06-10 21:18:36 UTC
Not currently.  Are there any meaningful messages in /var/log/messages?  What
are the contents of /etc/pam.d/kde?

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 03:58:59 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

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