PAM screwed me over?

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PAM screwed me over?

Post by zlasher » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:54 pm

Well.. I'm knee deep in something.. :cry:

After rebooting my xbox I was suddenly unable to login as root either on the console or through SSH.. I was able to log in as other users..

I AM able to login to webmin - so there isn't a password issue (or anything like that)..

This is what webmin said (thank god I installed it - actually by coincident)

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Apr 21 23:34:55 xbox sshd(pam_unix)[1995]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=  user=root
Apr 21 23:34:58 xbox sshd[1992]: error: PAM: Authentication failure for root from
I have run magic not long ago - and I don't think I've done anything else (stupid) - anyone has a suggestion?

I've managed to mount a samba share to the root of the filesystem - so I'm backing up my files.. If I don't solve this fast, I'll just reinstall ..

Steinar T
Xbox v1.1, Xtender, Xecuter 3CE
Gentoox Pro 4.1 native

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