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Re: Ooops. I've broken my command line.

chris harrison wrote:

I seem to have broken the cardinal rule of tinkering - I'm not
able to back out the change because I'm not sure what I've broken.
I've been trying to configure my machine (woody) to authenticate
with the PDC on the local win2k network, using samba, winbind and
Without accounts on the local machine?! Oh, man, if you get this done, write up a how-to. Please. Seriously.

All's been going reasonably smoothly, I can mount windows shares
on to my machine, although the other direction was not so easy. Sometimes I could see the linux machine from the windows net, sometimes not. Then something seriously broke. I would try to login and nothing would happen. After a while I realised (through trawling through
/var/log/auth.log) that it wasn't a problem logging in, it was
what happened next. Nothing. That's what happens next. It doesn't matter if I login, su, ssh or even try to create a new xterm, each time it gives me a login prompt and authenticates ... but then hangs. Nothing.
What happens if you try to log in with single-user mode?

Maybe boot off another system (Knoppix CD, mount the Debian system and restore any pam files you may have changed back to their originals.

What happens next? I'm a relatively newbie to this level of admin, so any pointers would be gratefully received. Even pointers at the manual I've obviously not been able to find so as to be able to read!

Many thanks.

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