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phoeniximago
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: su and wheel - am i missing something? Reply with quote

Here is my /etc/group file. I've emboldened the bit where the user rob (that's me) is a member of the 'wheel' group for ease of reading. However, when I su from rob I get

su: Authentication failure
sorry


Any ideas anyone?
Rob

root::0:root
bin::1:root,bin,daemon
daemon::2:root,bin,daemon
sys::3:root,bin,adm
adm::4:root,adm,daemon
tty::5:
disk::6:root,adm
lp::7:lp
mem::8:
kmem::9:
wheel:!:10:root,rob
floppy::11:root
mail::12:mail
news::13:news
uucp::14:uucp
man::15:man
console::17:
audio:!:18:rob,root
cdrom::19:
dialout::20:root
tape::26:root
video::27:root
cdrw::80:
usb::85:
users:!:100:games
nofiles:x:200:
smmsp:x:209:smmsp
portage::250:portage
utmp:x:406:
nogroup::65533:
nobody::65534:
sshd:x:22:
ssmtp:x:407:
cron:x:16:
crontab:x:408:
locate:x:245:
rob:x:1000:
lpadmin:x:106:
messagebus:x:1001:
ftp:x:21:
proftpd:x:1002:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a Frequently Asked Question, please search (and check sticky threads) before posting.
See Table of Contents :arrow: SA: System Administration :arrow: SA2: Why can't I su to root? in the FAQs.

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