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SubjectRe: Test 8 Kernel Unable to get the password prompt?
That's not correct .. the latest until-linux does not appear to fix the
problem and there seems to be the same problem with PAM.

Gerhard


On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, Steven Walter wrote:

>
> 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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