Cannot login as root at the console, login incorrect
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
The root user and all other users can login to a graphical login. They can also ssh into the server.
The following error message(s) is displayed in the system log (/var/log/messages).
"login: pam_securetty(login:auth): /etc/securetty is either world writable or not a normal file"
"login: FAILED LOGIN 1 FROM /dev/tty2 FOR root, Authentication failure"
Reviewing a supportconfig pam.txt or running rpm -V pam shows:
.M....... c /etc/securetty
1. Login to a graphical login, or ssh into the server as root
2. Run chmod 644 /etc/securetty
3. Run rpm -V pam to confirm the errors have been resolved for /etc/securetty
If unsuccessful, you might also consider reinstalling the pam RPM package.
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- Document ID:7014706
- Creation Date: 06-Mar-2014
- Modified Date:23-Feb-2021
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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