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Re: [SLUG] Newbie root problems
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Newbie root problems
- From: Ken Foskey <foskey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 21:18:33 +1000
On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 20:35 +1000, Josh Shone wrote:
> I want log in as root. Discovered that you can allow for this in KDE by
> adjusting "AllowRootLogin=true" in the file kdmrc. Cannot do this
This is only for a graphical login. You do not need to do this to use
> (My root password)
> and tada:
> su: Authentication Failure
Bottom line is you are using the wrong password. Maybe capslock, you
used punctuation instead of digits, or something else.
There is a possibility that you have been hacked and the hacker has
changed the password. Happened to me on a non-root account once.
Finally you may simply have to remove the root password then create a
new one. There are ways to achieve this if you need to.