login problem

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at veldy.net
Tue Jun 27 06:02:21 PDT 2000


It can't be shadowing.  I was using the 2.3.99pre8 kernel with Slackware 7.0
for quite awhile.  It uses shadowing and no PAM.  Worked just fine.

Tom Veldhouse
veldy at veldy.net

----- Original Message -----
From: Brett <generica at email.com>
To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: login problem


>
> Hey,
>
> I'm also having the same problem.
> Right now I have the lfs system installed with 2 kernels,
> 2.4.0-test2, and 2.2.14 (yes yes, i'm waiting for .17, ok?)
> Like the person who posted, I can't log in with 2.4, only with 2.2.
>
> The response originally was that shadowing doesn't work with the 2.3/4
> series.  So why is this ?  What can we do.  The machine I'm posting from
> is using 2.4 and shadowing, so why is it different for the lfs system ?
>
> The questions below don't really apply, as the system works fine with the
> other kernel, and i'd hazard a guess that the other guy with the problem's
> system is fine in those regards too...
>
> so any ideas on what we can do to get 2.4 working ?
> besides getting rid of all the shadowing...
>
> thanks,
>
> / Brett
>
> On Mon, 26 Jun 2000, Dean Feldpausch wrote:
> >
> > Just a couple of ideas, that might cause a stumble.
> > 1.)  Check inittab again.
> > 2.)  Make sure paths are set correctly.  Some distro's put full paths in
> > inittab.
> > 3.)  Check compliation of Sysvinit and bash.
> > 4.)  Make sure that config files are not dos text.  In vi do a :se
> > fileformat=unix then :wq!
> > 5.)  Check the format of /etc/passwd
> > 6.)  Check nsswitch.conf. Make sure it points to files.
> >
> > >
> > > I am running linux-2.2.99-pre9. (which kicks ass cause it supports my
HPT366
> > > AND SB LIVE!!)
> > >
>
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