Re: can't login on console with ctrl-alt-Fn
Lukas Latz wrote:
I do hope this isn't too stupid a question.
My system is configured to start x on login. Whenever I try to log into
a non-x console with ctrl-alt-Fn, either as root or a normal user, the
prompt claims "login incorrect".
I'm not sure if that's meant to signify "password incorrect" for that
user or something else, but I've tried it often enough to be sure about
typing the correct password.
I suppose that's one of these super-safe security settings that I'll
have to deactivate in one of the /etc/ config-files?
This should not be happening.
You can log into X, right? Do so, and open a terminal window, and type
the command "su - <username>" and see what happens.
Also, at a console login, type in your password when asked for the
username, so you can see the keystrokes you're making, to make sure that
you don't have a strange console keyboard mapping that's changing one of
your password characters.
You haven't been messing with the files in /etc/pam.d have you?