Can't login as anyone but root?

Can't login as anyone but root?

Post by John Davis » Thu, 16 Nov 1995 04:00:00



I'm suddenly not able to login as anyone but root. When I try to login to my
user account (or any of my other users) I get a message that says the
directory doesn't exist. When I log in as root, I can cd to my directory
with no problem. I see nothing wrong my my passwd file. I also get a "you
have new mail" message before I get "the directory does not exist!"
message. Has anyone else encountered this problem? I've installed POP3
and Samba recently, but the problem didn't come up until some time later.
Any advice would be appreciated.

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Can't login as anyone but root?

Post by John Davis » Thu, 16 Nov 1995 04:00:00


The exact error message I'm get is:

Last login: Tue Nov 14 21:34:01 from library.sdsu.edu
Linux 1.2.13. (POSIX).
You have new mail.
No directory /home/jdavison!
Connection closed.

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Can't login as anyone but root?

Post by Mark Neidor » Mon, 20 Nov 1995 04:00:00



>The exact error message I'm get is:

>Last login: Tue Nov 14 21:34:01 from library.sdsu.edu
>Linux 1.2.13. (POSIX).
>You have new mail.
>No directory /home/jdavison!
>Connection closed.

John,

Does the directory exist?  (Is the file system mounted?) Have
permissions (user or group) changed that would affect it?  Have the
permissions of the directory changed?

Have you checked the log files to see what they report?

        <<  Mark  >>

 
 
 

Can't login as anyone but root?

Post by Peter Suetterl » Tue, 21 Nov 1995 04:00:00




Quote:

>I have Slackware version 2.3 and loaded all the TeX stuff on installation.
>I have reloaded the TeX stuff since then just to make sure.  So far,*
>won't run.  Unfortunately, the documentation seems a little sparse. I have
>scoured the pages of the *Linux Bible* and Matt Welsh's *Running Linux* as
>well as the man pages and other documentation loaded on the hard drive,
>all to no avail.  I can't even find LaTeX.  Does anyone know what to do?
>Thanks.

I'd strongly recomend to get the teTeX package by T. Esser.
It is absolutely easy to install and everything works out of the box.
And it is fast.

  Peter

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Can't login as anyone but root?

Post by Duane L. Rez » Thu, 23 Nov 1995 04:00:00



> I'm suddenly not able to login as anyone but root. When I try to login to my
> user account (or any of my other users) I get a message that says the
> directory doesn't exist. When I log in as root, I can cd to my directory
> with no problem. I see nothing wrong my my passwd file. I also get a "you
> have new mail" message before I get "the directory does not exist!"
> message. Has anyone else encountered this problem? I've installed POP3
> and Samba recently, but the problem didn't come up until some time later.
> Any advice would be appreciated.

> ~-+-_-~-+-_-~-+-_-~-+-_-~-+-_-~-+-_-~-+-_-~-+-_-~-+-_-~-+-_-~-+-_-~-+-_-~-
> John Davison                          +
> PC Systems and Netware Support        +  "I find that the harder I work,
> San Diego State University            +   the more luck I seem to have."


Have you changes permissions somewhere recently as root?

I have found that it's very easy to mess up your system's permissions when working  as root  (I've done it several times :(

check the file permissions on the filesystem .  I have accidentaly changes the
permissions  on the user's directories and had the same problem - I could log in
as root, but not as a users, and would  get the "directory does not exist!"
message untill I logged in as root and re-set the file permissions on the users
home directories.

Duane L. Rezac

 
 
 

Can't login as anyone but root?

Post by Geoff Fost » Sat, 25 Nov 1995 04:00:00




>(1) The program is called "latex" not "LaTeX".

>(2) You would have to tell us what happens when you type "latex"

>--
>Timothy Murphy  

latex isn't particularly easy to learn by yourself. The documentation seems to be
a little formal (if you buy the*book) to get someone unexperienced up and
running. I don't know if there is a tutorial to get a first timer up and running,
there should be something written somewhere though.
If you know someone who uses*they should be able to get you going
in a half hour or so. Its great once you get the hang of it though.
geoff
p.s.*will be on your installation.
 
 
 

Can't login as anyone but root?

Post by kpert.. » Mon, 27 Nov 1995 04:00:00



: >The exact error message I'm get is:
: >
: >Last login: Tue Nov 14 21:34:01 from library.sdsu.edu
: >Linux 1.2.13. (POSIX).
: >You have new mail.
: >No directory /home/jdavison!
: >Connection closed.

When I had that problem, it turned out that I had changed the directory
permissions for the / directory to 750.  No non-root user could read
the home dirs; thus the system could not find your home dir, except
as Root.  The shells also could not be read by non-root.  The problem
is somewhere in your file permissions.

 
 
 

1. Can't login as anyone but root!!!

For some reason I can't login as any user other then root.  I tried
several different methods and got the errors at the bottom of the
message.  I can do everything fine as root but as soon as the system
attempts to use another user it dies.  I've checked permissions on the
home directories, shells, /etc files -- I don't know what to do next?
I've tried adding a new user with home directory /tmp and I still can't
login.  There is nothing out of the ordinary in /var/log/.  Can someone
please give me some ideas for what to do next.  
Thanks.

  Jason Scharlach

Different Errors
---------------------------------------
Trying 42.42.42.42...
Connected to foo.
Escape character is '^]'.
Linux Mandrake release 6.1 (Helios)
Kernel 2.2.13 on an i686
login: mylogin
Password:
Last login: Tue Dec 21 16:48:04 on tty4
No directory /home/mylogin!
Connection closed by foreign host.
----------------------------------------
su: cannot run /bin/bash: Permission denied
----------------------------------------
su: warning: cannot change directory to /home/mylogin: Permission denied
su: cannot run /bin/bash: Permission denied
----------------------------------------
Connected to foo.
220 foo FTP server (Version wu-2.6.0(1) Tue Oct 19 07:20:38 CEST 1999)
ready.
Name (foo:mylogin): mylogin
331 Password required for mylogin.
Password:
530 User mylogin: can't change directory to /home/mylogin.
Login failed.
ftp>
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