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(Solved) I can't login as root !!

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(Solved) I can't login as root !!

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Post by fanisatt » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:23 am

I am an MX 17 user and my system is normally updated.
I noticed today that I can't login as root but only as the first user.
I had created a second user account and I can't login to this account too.
Trying with Ctrl-Alt-F1 and giving the "root" name and password I got this : systemd-logind [3043] : Failed to start user service - ignoring unknown unit user@0.service
startx gives me a blank screen.
After this, I decided to install the 4.19.0.1 kernel with the mx tools , I also reset Lightdm with mx-tweak , it seems that all the work done successfully but ... the login problem for root and the second user remains.
Any help ?
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Re: I can't login as root !!

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Post by Adrian » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:19 am

Let's ignore that error for now, try "sudo passwd" and pick a new password for root and then try "su" to see if you can log in with the new password.

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Re: I can't login as root !!

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Post by fanisatt » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:14 am

Thanks for your reply !
I tried it , but I can see the same user's name who can already login normally. I can't see how to affect the root or any other user's account .

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Re: I can't login as root !!

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Post by bled » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:28 am


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Re: I can't login as root !!

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:38 am

fanisatt wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:14 am
Thanks for your reply !
I tried it , but I can see the same user's name who can already login normally. I can't see how to affect the root or any other user's account .
with sudo, you will need

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sudo passwd root
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-18.3
lenovo s21e - antiX-19 beta 2 (live-USB)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: I can't login as root !!

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Post by fanisatt » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:21 pm

I tried sudo passwd root ! I changed the password but the problem insists.
It is not a root or a user's password issue. If I give wrong password , the system reacts normally and tells me it is a wrong one but , if I give the correct one it can't continue and does nothing ....
Only one user can login normally.
Thanks for your replies.

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Re: I can't login as root !!

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:27 pm

is drive with your /root folder full?
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-18.3
lenovo s21e - antiX-19 beta 2 (live-USB)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: I can't login as root !!

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Post by richb » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:23 pm

bled wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:28 am
tray this one, it is root!!!

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic. ... db5471a22f
What does this mean? I cannot make any sense of it.
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Re: I can't login as root !!

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Post by fanisatt » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:10 am

@ dolphin_oracle
I use the same partition for the MX system and the home directory. It seems that there is plenty of free room here to the moment. I keep my data in an other disk out of any OS partition.

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Re: I can't login as root !!

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Post by skidoo » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:37 am

a websearch for the error message mentioned in the OP found the following:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1359439
( start at the bottom of the linked page, read upward through the comments )

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