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  1. hi to all

    i am ranjith. i want to know which media player will support of all formats of the videos.
    i want to install media player of any like VLC or Xine player .

    so please help me in this regards. which software will support for my requirements.

    i am using FEDORA 10 & RHEL 5 also.

    Isthere any site for Learningof Unix administration. please help me.

    i am working as a windows system admin as well as RHEL Desktop Engineer.

  2. I did the above, found I could log in, but I still was unable to use all the gui commands that were important, these commands block themselves when they recognize the logon as root as opposed to a sudo user.

    Someone has hard coded stuff that should be parameterized.

  3. auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet

    PAM is used to control authentication for each service.

    GDM is login manager and service for Fedora 10 and /etc/pam.d/gdm login configuration for GDM.

    pam_succeed_if.so module is used to test account characteristics. In this example, it blocks root user from login into the system. This is done using condition.

    HTH

  4. @marco:
    recommended, maybe, desirered no…For me Linux has always been an OS which left decisions like this to the USER not the OS/Develloper.
    I like to be logged in as root, and if i want to trash my system being that, it is up to me and me alone…

  5. The lack of any sane way to configure the login screen (GDM) in Fedora 10 is just so mindboogingly stupid that I just want to weep.

    I regret upgrading from Fedora 6 to 10. The sound disapperared as I upgraded the kernel on Fedora 10 to the newest kernel. Honestly, it feels like redhat/Fedora is trying to push me back to windows after having used Linux since 1998.

  6. Hello..

    I’ve multi-booted my laptop with Fedora 10 and Vista. the problr is that when I try to login as root, it doesn’t let me do. And through kernel it accepts the password and lets me login as a root.

    I logged in as Dharmit Shah(another user account that I’ve created). Then in the terminal I typed

    su

    and gave the root password that it asked for. It went successfuly at that time. Can you help me out to log in as a root from the boot up itself? Thanks in advance….!!!

  7. hi,
    im new to fedora…. i installed fedora 10. while installing my mouse pointer is invisible and i used keyboard to select NEXT,,, NEXT…. while installing.

    Please helpme out… what shud i do to get visible mouse pointer with step by step procedure …..

  8. You can do that without any changes aswel.

    Just open another terminal
    login as root
    them type
    startx — :3
    Easy …..
    If your system don’t have enough memory to run 2 x windows just kill the first.
    Its not very wise to use your system always as root but if you really need …

    [email protected]

  9. i have done this work but it dose not work properly.
    actually it dose not send a message “we can not authenticate user” like past
    but after logging on with the root my desktop either KDE or GNOME could not be loaded.

  10. gui login as regular user, open a command terminal, su root, gedit /etc/inittab
    edit your inittab to change it to runlevel 3, then save and shutdown -r now
    your computer will boot into command terminal now instead of gui, now login as root and startx.

    done.

  11. Thank you! I really need to log in as ‘root’ and – yes – I do know what I am doing. It was pretty disconcerting not to be able to log in when the upgrade finished from 8. Again, thanks for the post on how to fix this super-annoying ‘feature’ of F10.

  12. Thanks to Leandro in his post 02.04.09 at 10:25 am!!!

    I’ve been looking on and off for a day or so to find a solution, and his is great! Not only is it simple, but it has the “feel” of being temporary, which is, I think, the way one should consider being logged in as root.

  13. I don’t know why Fedora scrapped root gui logins but i’m sure it was security related?

    Course…the way i see it anyone worthy of hacking into yer box sure as shooting isn’t gonna need a GUI…Now are they?

    Thanks for the great info, i got my box back!
    kingy

  14. I am unable to login fedora core gui with root user, i tryed to do the the following, but still not able to login.. Kindly help

    # auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet

  15. I am unable to login fedora 11 gui with root user, i tryed to do the the following, but still not able to login.. Kindly help

    # auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet

  16. Hey, friendly community

    Can u plz help me out, I installed fedora 10 on my pc and i’v been trying to build apache, php and mysql. But every time get this messege

    [
    [[email protected] Download]# cd httpd-2.2.11

    [[email protected] httpd-2.2.11]# ./configure
    checking for chosen layout… Apache
    checking for working mkdir -p… yes
    checking build system type… i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
    checking host system type… i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
    checking target system type… i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld

    Configuring Apache Portable Runtime library …

    checking for APR… reconfig
    configuring package in srclib/apr now
    checking build system type… i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
    checking host system type… i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
    checking target system type… i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
    Configuring APR library
    Platform: i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
    checking for working mkdir -p… yes
    APR Version: 1.3.3
    checking for chosen layout… apr
    checking for gcc… no
    checking for cc… no
    checking for cl.exe… no
    configure: error: in `/home/smarty/Download/httpd-2.2.11/srclib/apr’:
    configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
    See `config.log’ for more details.
    configure failed for srclib/apr
    [[email protected] httpd-2.2.11]#

  17. Sorry dude, i forgot to tell you this.
    I did use the yum installer but, but every time i try to open a page on localhost, an alias not from root folder(htdocs) i get the message
    “Forbidden
    You don’t have permission to access /ROOTFOLDER on this server.
    Apache/2.2.10 (Fedora) Server at localhost Port 80”

    from the browser

  18. Gee,

    From the look of you error you do not have a compiler installed on your system. You can try this:

    |> which gcc
    /usr/lib/ccache/gcc

    If you do not get something similar to the above, then you first need to install a compiler as well as the tool-chain before you can build packages from source code. At a minimum you will need the following programs:

    make — a tool for automating compiling programs
    gcc — GNU compiler collection, a front-end for a number of compilers
    cc1 — the C compilers (comes with the gcc package)
    as — an assembler (comes with the binutils package)
    ld — the linker (and loader) (also comes with the binutils package)

    wish I could tell you the yum packages you would have to get, but I tend to build everything from source code myself.

  19. Using Fedora 11 you might also want to check other files for checks against being root:

    # grep -e ‘ root’ /etc/pam.d/*
    /etc/pam.d/gdm:#auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
    /etc/pam.d/gdm-fingerprint:#auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
    /etc/pam.d/gdm-password:#auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
    /etc/pam.d/xdm:#auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet

  20. 1. user$ su – root
    2. passwort eingeben
    3. root$ passwd -uf root
    4. passwort eingeben
    5. $ nano /etc/pam.d/gdm

    zeile
    pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
    “root” mit “test” ersetzen
    pam_succeed_if.so user != test quiet
    6. $ nano /etc/pam.d/gdm-password
    zeile
    pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
    “root” mit “test” ersetzen
    pam_succeed_if.so user != test quiet
    7. user abmelden
    8. mit root anmelden

  21. Hi,
    Today, I installed fedora 13. I want to install my software. For this, I have to login in root. I did, what is written above. But I am not able to login in root.
    Can anybody help me pls?

    Summit

    1. Set the password for root from the terminal or from Single User mode / Mainitanence mode i.e. [runlevel 1 (init 1)]

      comment or delete the line from the following file:
      /etc/pam.d/gdm

      #auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet

      &

      /etc/pam.d/gdm-password

      #auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet

      reboot the machine & select other at GUI login. put the login name as root & give the password.

      1. Can anybody tell me why this is not possible in GUI? Why? There are a lot of discussions why Linux distros are not so popular like Win or Mac OS. But I think this the answer: it’s not comfortable to use them.

      2. tahnqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq bossssssssssssssssss its working
        now i know that, to login as a root from gui,

        we have to change two files
        /etc/pam.d/gdm
        /etc/pam,d/gdm-password

        nice work dude

  22. Hi All,
    Solution on RHEL 4,5,6 for root user able to login via GUI:

    Set the password for root from the terminal or from Single User mode / Mainitanence mode i.e. [runlevel 1 (init 1)]

    comment or delete the line from the following file:
    /etc/pam.d/gdm

    #auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet

    &

    /etc/pam.d/gdm-password

    #auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet

    reboot the machine & select other at GUI login. put the login name as root & give the password.

    1. I need SERIOUS help, AURGENTLY

      My fedora 14 boots and stays stuck on the splash screen, this is as far as it loads:

      “Welcome to fedora ”

      Start adev : [Ok]
      Setting hostname localhost.localdomain [ok]
      Checking filesystem [ok]
      /dev/sda4: Clean 330704/81760… [ok]

      Remounting root filesystem [ok]
      Mounting local.filesystem: [ok]
      Enabling local.filesystem quotes [ok]
      Enabling etc/fstab swaps
      /dev/fd/8: line 2 : /bin/awk: permission denied

      ….
      ….

      init: rcS post-stop process (852) terminated with status 1

      plymouth: pl-array.c: 133: ply_array_get_pointer_elements:

      Assertion “array->element-type == PLY_ARRAY_ELEMENT_TYPE_POINTER = failed

      —————————-

      Please help, i don’t have a backup and i’m currently working on a project thats in there

  23. Is there any procedure to get login on Linux GUI Desktop with Active Directory users, However I have integrated active directory users with linux through winbind and i can login under linux text console with AD users.

    I want to use Graphical Desktop with Active Directory users but unable to logon.

  24. i am useing fedora 14 32-bit… while i am removing my old VM

    plymouthd: ply-array_get_pointer_elements: Assertion ‘array->element_type == PLY_ARRAY_ELEMENT_TYPE_POINTER’ failed

  25. I am using Fedora 14 32-bit..while i am removing my old VM Ware(through GUI) it asks so many dependences for removing just i am selected OK for everything..after rebooting it display error like this. Please send me correct solution…

    plymouthd: ply-array_get_pointer_elements: Assertion ‘array->element_type == PLY_ARRAY_ELEMENT_TYPE_POINTER’

  26. @Gee,

    I know your reply is old, but maybe you will get this! Did you ever figure out what was going on with your issue?

    I am stuck on an issue that looks identical, but I can’t find much information at all. One of my centOS 6.4 boxes went boom on me after a restart… it mounts the disks fine, but it freezes at the same point every time I try to boot up… even in single-user mode. When trying to boot into rescue mode, it freezes after mounting /tmp.


    Mounting local filesystems…. OK
    Enabling /etc/fstab swaps….. OK
    /dev/fd/8: line 2: /bin/awk: Permission denied
    init: rcS post-stop proces (789) terminated with status 1

    …. [ freezes ] ….

    I don’t know what to do as I can’t even boot rescue mode to investigate!

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