Unable to modify password / login

Gido Kleijweg clayroad at zonnet.nl
Wed Jan 12 16:26:36 PST 2005


Exactly the same problem here... 

Recreating device node tty solved the problem. 

You can easily see if there are any corrupt device nodes by using ls in colour mode:
    ls --color
or with more detail:
    ls --color -l

To solve it, remove the corrupt device:
    rm tty
and recreate it:
    mknod -m 666 /dev/tty c 5 0

Kind regards,

Gido
The Netherlands
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