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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:37 am    Post subject: Agh! Can't log in to my Powerbook! [SOLVED] Reply with quote

I can't log in to my computer! It boots up fine, and then when I get to the login prompt, no matter what I type in (username or root), it will either a) say "Bad command: mdns off" with a reference to /etc/host.conf and then reprompt for a user, or b) nothing but just go back to the login prompt (if I comment out the line with the bad command in /etc/host.conf).

I have tried removing the bad line...and that just leaves me with a prompt, my username, a couple line spaces, and another username prompt.

HELP! I can't stand using the windows machines here :(
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't seem to be arch related... I'm on x86_64 and it happened to me too after I updated my system (hadn't done so in like 2 weeks).

I'm not sure what the problem with it is exactly, I don't feel like blowing my life on it in hopes someone here would have the answer. :)

From what I do know is: The exact problems you already stated and that if you look in /etc/conf.d, the times on all the updated files (atleast mine) are dated "2006", so the time is all screwed up on the files (I forget when it was, but I remember seeing it complain about that).

Anyone?

EDIT: Oh ya, before I edited the line out in host.conf, the error messaged that talked about the file dates appeared a bunch of times when booting up the system.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... Well I assume you've done the same thing I did.

When you updated, it wanted to install "shadow" in which "pam-login" cannot be installed, so you removed it so "shadow" could be installed... Well, if so, go boot up the livecd, chroot in your system, remove "shadow" and install "pam-login" with --nodeps (so it doesn't complain about "shadow") and you should be all set! :D
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

creyato wrote:
Hmm... Well I assume you've done the same thing I did.

When you updated, it wanted to install "shadow" in which "pam-login" cannot be installed, so you removed it so "shadow" could be installed... Well, if so, go boot up the livecd, chroot in your system, remove "shadow" and install "pam-login" with --nodeps (so it doesn't complain about "shadow") and you should be all set! :D


Exactly! The suggestion worked perfectly. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.

Actually, you need to reemerge shadow after you remove pam-login. The blocker should tell you that you need to
Code:
# emerge -C pam-login && emerge -av1 shadow

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Gentoo on PPC to Duplicate Threads.

[mod]Moved this thread to DT in favour of this one for the login issue and of this one for the mdns issue.[/mod]
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