Can anyone tell me what gives? I’m logged in as root. I go to user manager to create a person account for myself. I try to log in as my new entity, and it just returns the windows manager login to me. I try no password, and it says ‘bad password’ (or something like that).
Even though I entered a password, in the user manager there didn’t seem to be one encrypted in /etc/passwd. So I opened up a term window and entered passwd [username] and added a password to the new created name. Same problem. I can only login to Linux as the root. It’s also not creating a home directory for the new user, even though I have that box checked in the redhat user manager. Oh… one more thing I just remembered… when I originally noticed that my etc/passwd file didn’t have an encrypted password as i would have expected… and then I added one… the first password it wouldn’t accept because it wasn’t unique enough so it was rejected and I had to type in a new one… but the new one seemed to enter just fine.
any Help? Is this something where the window’s manager and the OS require their own password files?