solaris bad login?

Posted on 2004-09-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-27

I managed to get the graphic engine started on Sol9. I can login via root / mypass on the console, but when I try to login via the graphical interface, it does not let me. After I type in root I cant type in the password. Any ideas?

Question by:MorganStanley
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Expert Comment

ID: 12189075
Usually root is blocked from logging in remotely for security.  This is set in /etc/default/login
Add another user and try with that (add a user with useradd & passwd)

Author Comment

ID: 12189159

I have added another user, but Sol says that no home dir is created and it starts the failsafe session.

I wish to add a user "baja" to be super-user (root basicly) and can login via web. How can I do that?
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Expert Comment

ID: 12189192
When you create user, you need to create home directory - or ass useradd to do it for you
useradd -c "Morgan Stanley" -d /export/home/baja -m -s /bin/ksh baja
passwd baja
and enter you password twice
It is always strongly recommended to never allow remote root logins.  If you intend to do this (bad thing), comment out the CONSOLE line in /etc/default/login.  But it's better to login as a normal user and your su or su for admin tasks.
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Author Comment

ID: 12189623
I created kb as user, Morgan Stanley was too long for Sol. When I enter Gnome 2 I get the following error:

Please contact your system administrator to resolve the following problem:
Could not open or create the file "/export/home/baja/.gconf-test-locking-file"; this indicates that there may be a problem with your configuration, as many programs will need to create files in your home directory. The error was "Permission denied" (errno = 13).

When I enter CDE it just kicks me out :(

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Expert Comment

ID: 12189748
either /export/home/baja (your home directory) doesn't exist or it is not owned by the user.
ls -ld /export/home/baja
and post the results here

Author Comment

ID: 12190210
drwxr-xr-x   2 bajarulez other        512 Sep 30 14:16 /export/home/baja
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Accepted Solution

liddler earned 50 total points
ID: 12190429
they should really be the same user bajarulez home directory bajarulez
or both baja

what is the output of:
grep baja /etc/passwd
grep baja /etc/shadow

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