Bug 88240 - Cannot log into RedHat 9 following install
Cannot log into RedHat 9 following install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-04-07 23:35 EDT by Extreme
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-09 20:55:47 EDT
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Description Extreme 2003-04-07 23:35:02 EDT
Description of problem:

After installing RedHat 9, I can't log in from either the graphical login 
screen, or from the command line.  I've been able to repeat this on two 
seperate machines so far (IBM server, and an American Megatrends PC).  The 
first time was during an upgrade from 8.0 to 9 (AMI PC), the second time was 
on a fresh install of 9 (IBM Server).

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


How reproducible:

I've encountered this problem while using an IBM server, as well as an 
American Megatrends computer.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install 9
2. Attempt to log in either via the created user, or root.
Actual results:

username and password appear as if they're going to be accepted, but then the 
screen refreshes and it's back to the login again (via the graphical login).  
On the command line login, something similar happens in that it appears as 
though it will be accepted, but then it prompts me to log in again.

However, when I try to log in (either via the graphical login, or command 
line) and I enter a bogus username/password the system immediately prompts me 
about the incorrect username/password.

Expected results:

to be prompted to log in over, and over with no success.

Additional info:

Not sure what to put here, but I'll be glad to send any further info via email 
if it's requested.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-04-08 11:19:34 EDT
If you boot into single user mode, and run:

rpm -q --qf "%{ARCH}\n" glibc

what does it say?

Also, are there any errors in /var/log/messages from when you tried to log in?
(Yo'll probably need to boot into single-user mode to look at the logs.)
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-04-09 20:55:47 EDT
OK, as mentioned in e-mail, this was a kerberos configuration issue.

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