Passwords don't work anywhere, SSH pubkey does. PAM problem?

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Jun 6 08:08:01 UTC 2010

Joshua Gardner wrote:
> Sudo isn't the only thing with this problem either. Getty (the
> console login manager) doesn't work either. It gives the same
> behavior: error message informing of bad password if the password is
> incorrect, exiting on correct.

Perhaps you don't have enough space left on your / partition? You could 
start the machine with recovery mode and in the root shell search for 
unneeded things that occupy a lot of space.

apt-get clean

is usually a good starting point.


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