[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#644549: Bug#644549: /bin/su: su gives no correct password match, root disabled, sudo works

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Thu Oct 6 21:26:49 UTC 2011


On Thu, Oct 06, 2011 at 11:15:43PM +0200, gerwin.tammenga at gmail.com wrote:
> After instal of gnome-core i try to start synpatic. I am asked for my password, i fil it in correctly and nothing happens.
> when atempthing it in terminal. i find out that sudo works but su not. This is a problem as in every menu item gksu is used by default. and gksu uses su.
> i would accpect that su would give a error or give premission instad of saying my pasword is wrong when my password is correct.

Which command did you use with su?
Which password did you provide to su?
(by default, su expects root's password, not your password; this would be
consistent with su reporting that you provided a wrong password)

Best Regards,

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