Greg Helledy on 13 Jan 2006 16:43:13 -0000

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[PLUG] unable to login at console

I am using SME Server 6.0 as a dialup gateway/firewall/print server.

This morning I went to login (using the machine's monitor and keyboard, as I've changed hardware) and could not--when I type a username (root, admin) and hit enter I just get another "login:" prompt. It simply refuses to acknowledge that I've typed anything, even though I see the characters appearing on the screen.

The odd thing is that when I ssh in, it works normally.

I did move to a different box last night. So the hard drive is now on a new motherboard, but with the same network card, modem, keyboard and monitor. Everything works fine other than not being able to log in.

Anyone ever heard of something like this? The new motherboard is a recycled Pentium Pro--could this indicate some kind of stability issue?

Greg Helledy

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