Troubleshooting: fedora 11 admin interface not working to setup sshd on startup

It’s weird, but running system / administration / services fedora UI interface is not really changing the services when I hit the restart or enable buttons.

I couldn’t find the answer to the bug, but a workaround to fix it (at least for sshd being run at startup) is to enable sshd through the command line, with the following commands:

/sbin/chkconfig –add sshd

/sbin/chkconfig sshd on

Hope it helps !

Troubleshoot: unable to login as root on a newly fedora 11 installation

Fedora protect against this by default. The following lines / files need to be modified by commenting out the line that has the “root quiet” stuff with #:

# 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