[nycbug-talk] su -
Fri Nov 25 19:10:30 EST 2005
> On a fresh FreeBSD 6.0 install (w/ xorg), I added my local user to
> wheel. From another box, I can ssh to the local user then su to root.
> I can log into the console as the local user and su to root... but when
> running xorg as a local user, I can NOT su to root in xterm. I turned
> on pam warnings, but still no clue. I've google around and can find the
> problem answered. Any ideas?
> I don't normally log in as root. During the first few days of software
> installation and configuration, it is just easier.
Just OOC, which shell are you using, or have you tried it using more than one
shell with the same results? I ask because I just finished a 6.0 install on my
new laptop and was working on it for about 16 hours straight, doing everything you
mentioned, without a hitch. The only thing I do once I reboot after the install
is install my bash files  and haven't had any problems since.
Does anything stand out in /var/log/messages or /var/log/auth?
Can't think of anything else ATM, but I'm due for my hourly caffeine injection,
which might explain it..
It said "use Linux 2.4 kernel or better" so I installed FreeBSD. Now everything
runs better. Why didn't they just tell me to do that to begin with?
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