> i just upgraded from Mandrake 8.0 to 8.2
> I have a silly problem : I can log as Joeuser, but not as root !
> (invalid password !)
> However, when I "su" at console, it gets my passwrd allright ...
> Any1 have seen this issue ?
Are you talking about a login shell, or telnet? You should NOT be able to
telnet in as root, you should connect as a normal user and then 'su -'.
Of course ssh is better for any remote login.
If it is a shell login problem maybe, it is using devfs instead of /dev
and the devices have different names. See what 'tty' shows when you login
as a user and then see what /etc/securetty allows root to log into.
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