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Re: Authentication failure: (ipc/mig) server died

From: James Morrison
Subject: Re: Authentication failure: (ipc/mig) server died
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 16:10:41 -0800 (PST)

--- Robert Millan <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm getting this error realy often, usualy after playing a bit with
> a fresh-installed gnu.
> After login, and being asked for password:
>   login: Authentication failure: (ipc/mig) server died
> If i type "exec su" at the login prompt, it will spawn a root shell, though.
> I guess the error may be related to problems with an un-fsck'ed root
> filesystem, as ext2fs was started on such some times.
> I'm going to reinstall. If i hit this error again, is there something
> i can try to provide useful information?
> -- 
> Robert Millan

 All I can think of is ps -A | grep auth or
showtrans /servers/password

James Morrison
   University of Waterloo
   Computer Science - Digital Hardware
   2B co-op

Anyone referring to this as 'Open Source' shall be eaten by a GNU

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