Can't login & hal broken

Aaron C. de Bruyn ubuntu-users at
Sat Mar 22 18:50:22 UTC 2008

I was actually just playing around with Likewise the other night.
You should see a bunch of scripts in /etc that have 'lwidentity' in
their name.

Here's what I had on my system:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  267 2008-03-21 16:39 hosts.lwidentity.bak
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  269 2008-03-21 16:31 hosts.lwidentity.orig
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4.2K 2008-03-21 16:39 krb5.conf.lwidentity.bak
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3.3K 2008-03-21 16:22 krb5.conf.lwidentity.orig
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  502 2008-03-21 16:43 nsswitch.conf.lwidentity.bak
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  499 2008-03-21 16:31 nsswitch.conf.lwidentity.orig

Restore the .orig files.  (mv /etc/hosts.lwidentity.orig /etc/hosts)

Once you've done that, you need to restore PAM (Pluggable Authentication
Modules and Linux's 'login' system).

Go to /etc/pam.d/
There you'll find another bunch of lwidentity files.  Restore them (mv
/etc/pam.d/common-account.lwidentity.orig /etc/pam.d/common-account)

If you need help with the commands to move all those files, let me know.

That should restore PAM and your basic system config.

The last step is optional, and I don't know if it will work on the
ubuntu-supplied packages of likewise.  The packages from the likewise
site install to /opt/likewise-open.  If you rm -rf /opt/likewise-open
you should have it completely out of your system.  (You said you already
rm'd /etc/init.d/likewise-open and the /etc/rc files.)

Let me know if you have trouble.


> Thanks for the idea.  I did find a bunch of likewise scripts in /etc/rc*, 
> which I deleted, as I did for several other files I found, but this didn't 
> solve the problem.  I'm still not able to login as a normal user even after 
> resetting the user password yet again.
> The other problems are also still there.
> Any other ideas?
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