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Accessing Solaris as a root user

Last modified: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 5:42 AM

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION

When logging in as root in Solaris CDE, if the following message appears, login fails.
"Not a system console. Cannot login as root."



REASON

By default, Solaris CDE comes with a system security feature that blocks root access.



RESOLUTION

Edit the /etc/default/login file so that remote root access is enabled.
The following portion needs to be edited:

CONSOLE=/dev/console



AFFECTED SOFTWARE

All Xmanager versions