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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0005965||Kali Linux||[All Projects] General Bug||public||2019-12-31 01:26||2020-01-13 17:56|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||2020.1|
|Summary||0005965: PAM/GDM does not allow root to login after last update|
|Description||For some reason, after the last update (2019-12-31T02:30:00+0200) GDM refuses to allow me to login.|
/var/log/auth.log contains lines like:
Dec 31 03:02:16 kali gdm-password]: pam_succeed_if(gdm-password:auth): requirement "user != root" not met by user "root"
|Steps To Reproduce||Update to current version of packages|
Try to log in
|Additional Information||Commenting out lines like|
auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet_success
from /etc/pam.d/gdm-* seems to fix the issue.
Should mention this is an old VM I keep updating/upgrading: Kali-Linux-2016.2-vm-amd64
That's because you removed "kali-root-login", we dropped the dependency in preparation of the switch to a default non-root user but I did not anticipate that it would be removed by "apt autoremove". I have added a "Suggests: kali-root-login" to (hopefully) keep the package installed for users that already have it.
You have to "apt install kali-root-login" to fix that. Or maybe you should add normal user and make it a member of the sudo group and keep using that instead.
|2019-12-31 01:26||radualexandrupopescu||New Issue|
|2020-01-03 19:55||rhertzog||Assigned To||=> rhertzog|
|2020-01-03 19:55||rhertzog||Status||new => resolved|
|2020-01-03 19:55||rhertzog||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2020-01-03 19:55||rhertzog||Fixed in Version||=> 2020.1|
|2020-01-03 19:55||rhertzog||Note Added: 0011799|