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user124
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 11:55 am    Post subject: its su - again Reply with quote

Code:
cam@campus cam $ groups
users wheel audio
cam@campus cam $ su -
Password:
su: Authentication failure
Sorry.
cam@campus cam $


so i searched http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=3471&highlight=pam+su+wheel and did a
Code:
To remove the wheel group restriction to su remove:
auth       required   pam_wheel.so use_uid
from /etc/pam.d/su.

still no-go
so does anyone have an idea?

user124
ps . ive build the system using the new version 1.2 with stage 3
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you're typing in the right password :D
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I AM NOT AS STUPID!

any other suggestions?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you got capslock on ;-)

No, seriously.. login as root and change the password and give it another go - it really does sound like a password problem.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahh

no - ive changed the passwords on two machines - still the same error
does anyone have a plan bout the permission internals of the su-command (or pam)?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no hints?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2002 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try adding a new user. Don't add it to the wheel group. Since you disabled this restriction in PAM, it should work now without being in the wheel group.

If that doesn't work, there has to be something else wrong... But I really wouldn't know what.. It can only be a PAM restriction or wrong password.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2002 4:43 pm    Post subject: I get the same message! Reply with quote

The message I get is the same, and I logon using the same password I typed at the Password: prompt. I have used ssh to get around the problem, but it is not what u want....

I made changes in the /etc/pam.d/su file and it works like a charm now:
Code:
#%PAM-1.0
auth       sufficient   /lib/security/pam_rootok.so

auth       required     /lib/security/pam_unix.so
#auth       required    /lib/security/pam_wheel.so use_uid
#auth       required    /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth

account    required     /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
password   required     /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session    required     /lib/security/pam_stack.so service=system-auth
session    optional     /lib/security/pam_xauth.so

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, i tried both - still the same sh..

now im going to rebuild my systems - with the old 1.1 iso

im not amused

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why didn't you just add the user to group wheel to begin with...seems like it would solve your problem without having to go through all the bother of disabling the wheel restriction
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rogue wrote:
why didn't you just add the user to group wheel to begin with...

He did... Check the first post...

user124, could it be that you don't have a shell defined for that user? Check your /etc/passwd file...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like i should learn how to read :-P

like fghellar said, having the shell undefined will screw you up..it would be nice if the add user command stuck a default in there but check that and hopefully your problem will be solved
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try to add yourself to the root-group as well.. (weird. wheel should be enough)

Code:
snoopey@home:~$ groups
users root wheel



As I don't have this problem my self, I don't know if this is the solution.
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