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ebike
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 7:24 am    Post subject: Can not SU into root any more ... help please <> Reply with quote

Hi All,

This is really strange, I cannot SU into root anymore on my mythtv box, the error is:

Code:

mythtv@mythtv ~ $ su
Password:
su: Permission denied
Sorry.


I have done nothing on the mythtv box I am trying to change to root on, it just suddenly stoppped working.
I can ssh in from a local machine, or internet machine as a normal user, but I can no longer su into root.

And yes, the password is what I have allways used, and hasn't been changed :?

Have I been hacked?

I have an ssh session from many days open on my laptop that is currently logged in as root, is there something
I can do from this session to fix things ... I am reluctant to change the password just in case I get locked out of
my only available root session.

I have seen similar threads of late of similar problems with SU to root.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This could help
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-11126.html
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that helped. I had to re-add the "wheel" group to my user. Why it disapeared I do not know. I have not done an update on that box for
months ... I guess it will have to go in the "un-solved" basket ....
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Kernel & Hardware to Duplicate Threads, please see the topic mentioned above.
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