[TAG] PAM auth failure - can't login in.
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Tue Apr 12 21:50:41 MSD 2005
On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 10:31:27AM -0700, Breen Mullins wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 01:02:06PM -0400, Radick, Don (IHG) wrote:
> > Since then, I can't login to my box as myself from a (boot up) command
> > shell.
> > I can login as root, and then su to my user either at a boot up shell
> > or within X just fine. Trying various combinations, I managed to
> > see a "PAM Authentication " error when trying to start X as myself.
> Sound familiar, Ben?
[laugh] For sure. I just sent off an email mentioning it, and yours
popped up - standard TAG synchronicity, at your service.
> Ben wrote an article a couple of years ago about a very similar problem.
> Excellent reading -- I press it on nearly everybody I try to show
> troubleshooting techniques to.
Thanks, Breen! That one, as well as the "Clearing the MBR" article, seem
to be evergreens; I keep getting a slow but constant stream of
complimentary emails on both. Always nice to come up with something that
helps so many people.
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