Michael Sullivan wrote:
I can ssh over to the old box now, but my su command doesn't work:
michael@bullet ~ $ su -
su: Authentication failure
Sep 13 23:23:07 bullet sshd: pam_unix(sshd:session): session
opened for user michael by (uid=0)
Sep 13 23:23:10 bullet su: FAILED su for root by michael
Sep 13 23:23:10 bullet su: - pts/1 michael:root
At first, I thought I might not be in the wheel group, so I checked:
bullet log # grep wheel /etc/group
What have I done wrong this time? (I know somebody's going to gripe at
me about using the root account this way; don't bother. There are far
too many tasks I do every day that require root privileges to configure
them all for sudo...)
does "sudo su -" work? A bit round-about but if su works from sudo,
then it probably isn't a pam issue...
And as much as you might like sudo, sometimes it just ain't suitable.
sudo echo performance > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq
won't work because the redirection is done as the user
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