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SubjectRe: Test 8 Kernel Unable to get the password prompt?

If you're logging in as root, this is probably a result of the VT not
being named in /etc/securetty. Devfsd mucks up the names, so you can
either include "1," which would allow root logins from pseudo-terminals
and other insecure places, or upgrade your util-linux to a newer
version; I'm not sure what is new enough.

On Mon, Sep 11, 2000 at 09:32:37PM -0700, Miles Lane wrote:
>
>
> On Mon, 11 Sep 2000, David Freedom wrote:
>
> > I tried configuring the kernel to the least amount of
> > configured options to almost none and I still cannot
> > get the password prompt.
> >
> > My system hangs and is unable to do anything.
> > unfortunetly the only thing I can do is power down my
> > PC the incorrect and most unfortunate way leading to
> > filesys errors upon reboot to an older saved kernel
> > image.
>
> Are you getting both the username and password prompts
> and then getting nothing after entering the password?
> This is a behavior I am seeing on a laptop Pentium II.
> In my case, I can CTRL-ALT-F[1-6] to get to another
> VT. All attempts to log in any VT display meet the same
> fate. Also, attempting to log in using GDM fail in
> this way. In my case, the UI GDM continues to respond.
>
> Lastly, trying to CTRL-ALT-DEL to initiate a shutdown
> does cause the TERM and KILL signals to be sent to
> all processes. Then the shutdown process locks up
> after a message is printed about unloading the
> keyboard driver.
>
> Interestingly, if I boot in single mode ("linux single"
> at the boot prompt), and then load GDM, I am able to
> log on with no trouble.
>
> I have sent a message to the maintainer of the
> shadow-utils package, but have gotten no response.
>
> I suspect this problem has to do with a fsck-up on
> my part in getting util-linux configured properly when
> I built it. I rebuilt util-linux with the sources
> pointed to by Changes several development kernel
> revisions ago (~2.4.0-test7).
>
> Miles
>
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