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Saravanan_14
Frequent Advisor

root xlogin

Hi all,

root could not login thru GUI window, but users able to login GUI window on tru64 UNIX.

this is my /etc/securettys details

/dev/console
local:0
:0
ptys
poste203:0
10.128.8.16:0
10.128.20.119:0
10.128.20.127:0

anyone can help me to solve the problem?

Thanks in advance,
Saravanan
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Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: root xlogin

Do u mean that "login root" fails from a GUI window?. What is the exact error message that you get?

What does the "system" line in /etc/group look like?

Balasubramanian S
Frequent Advisor
Solution

Re: root xlogin

Saravanan, did you try the root login from excursion or console of the system? Incase if you tried login through excursion please do the following

Check the
/var/adm/syslog.dated/current/auth.log file to find the exact display name being denied for remote access. You may find some display name followed by "ROOT LOGIN REFUSED display:#". Add the same display name in /etc/securettys file to give access.

Please update us with the exact error message and which login window is used (xdm or dtlogin), to help further on this.

-Bala S

Saravanan_14
Frequent Advisor

Re: root xlogin

Hi Bala and venkat,

thanks for your help

venkat this is my /etc/group details

system:*:0:root

bala,

i have tried to connect through excursion

below i have copied my auth.log message

May 16 12:30:47 pps3 login: ROOT LOGIN REFUSED /dev/pts/4
May 16 12:30:57 pps3 login: ROOT LOGIN REFUSED /dev/pts/4
May 16 12:32:20 pps3 login: ROOT LOGIN REFUSED /dev/pts/4
May 16 12:32:37 pps3 login: ROOT LOGIN REFUSED /dev/pts/5

and after enabled the enhaced security i could not login thru rood
Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: root xlogin

If you use SSH, check if /etc/ssh/sshd_config
contains "PermitRootLogin yes"

Also, try the "search" feature of this forum. I see many hits on this topic.
Balasubramanian S
Frequent Advisor

Re: root xlogin

The "/etc/hosts.equiv" contains list of trusted hosts. You can add your remote host name in the file and try login to the system as root now.