ROOT password OK su password not!
Posted on 2004-09-18
-I have been frequently going in and out of 'su' mode with my password to do some admin on my Mandrake 10.0 box.
-I have also been able to login as "ROOT" using the same password(with the nasty red screen and the "be careful" warning).
-I have not changed my password.
recently when I try to go to 'su' mode, I type in the password and it says the password is invalid. I'm certain that I have typed it correctly (many times over, and I'm certain caps locks were off)
-I still am able to logout, and relog in as "root" with the same password! So the password works if I totally log out and back in, but not if I try to go to 'su' from the command prompt. hmmm..
Why will this password not work with 'su', and how can I fix it?
The only thing I can think of is that I have just recently downloaded the security fixes (RPMs) from the Mandrake website.