On Wednesday 22 September 2004 05:54, Todd W.Janiak wrote: > I am new to FreeBSD and the *nixes in general and have come a long > way just to get a useful GUI to appear on my screen. Now I have a > hit a road block I can't seem to figure out. > > I am running 4.10-RELEASE and the latest version of Gnome 2.6, which > I upgraded with "portupgrade -a". When I try to change any settings > under "System Tools" that require the admin password such as "Network > Settings" or "Users and Groups", I receive a prompt asking me for the > root password. When I give it, it responds with... > > Could not run "su". Make sure you have permission to access this > file. > > However, it will say this even if I am logged in as root. > > Any ideas as to why this is happening? > > Furthermore, I can't seem to auto-login with GDM as it say "Access > Denied" when is starts. I have configure pam.conf and gdm.conf as > recommend in the FreeBSD Gnome FAQ, A check of the logs show that > "pam_nologin.so" cannot be found and there is no such file located in > /usr/libs. > > Any idea what package or port adds that file? > > Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give. > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"
are you part of the wheel group? the su command is only available to users which are members of the wheel group. su gives you root privileges so i guess it's pointless to try if you're logged in as root. i imagine that's why it complains. hope this helps huw _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"