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Error:No UTMPX entry, You must EXEC "login" for the lowest "shell"

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by amittal, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. amittal

    amittal Thread Starter

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    am getting this error when i try to login with another user

    eg.

    Login user1
    password 123

    "gets the following message"

    No UTMPX entry, You must EXEC "login" for the lowest "shell"

    i tried the to empty this : cat /dev/null > /etc/utmpx
    cat /dev/null > /etc/wtmpx
    but the problem still persists....

    And one thing more should we have this process (mandatory) ie. /etc/init.d/utmpd ?
     
  2. angel115

    angel115

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    Have you check your disk usage and make sure that one of your partition is not full. Full partition can prevent to login in some case.
    Code:
    # df
    check if the file /var/adm/wtmpx exist, if it does clean it as well
    Code:
    # cat  /dev/null > /var/adm/wtmpx
    Tell us if this works,
    Angel
     
  3. amittal

    amittal Thread Starter

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    i check there is enough space in my disk and also did cat /dev/null > /var/adm/wtmpx..

    problem is still persists... anyother solution u have??
     
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