[nycbug-talk] su -
mspitzer at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 16:17:05 EST 2005
On 11/25/05, Jim Brown <jpb at sixshooter.v6.thrupoint.net> wrote:
> * michael <lists at genoverly.net> [2005-11-25 13:50]:
> > On Fri, 25 Nov 2005 13:43:45 -0500
> > Jim Brown <jpb at sixshooter.v6.thrupoint.net> wrote:
> > > Couple of thoughts-
> > > Verify you are who you think you are with w.
> > > Check /var/log/auth.log for errors.
> > >
> > > Jim B.
> > ok on both. There are only 2 users, root and I. After booting, I log
> > onto the console as me and startx. Then at the xterm I try to su;
> > unsuccessfully.
> > --
> > Michael
> My guess is that the xterm is resetting your uid.
if so try playing around with the 'id' command, id -Gn == groups(1)
for example. See if hat you get is what you expect.
> I'll think on this some more. Let us know what you find out...
> Jim B.
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