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    Webmin problems after 11.04 upgrade

    Hello everyone. I just upgraded to 11.04 and everything seems to be working OK except I can no longer log into Webmin. I tried uninstalling it and re-installing but it didn't make any difference. All I get is "Login failed. Please try again."

    I have rebooted several times to no avail. I can login via terminal or ssh with no problem and everything I am trying worked before the upgrade. Any solutions?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Webmin problems after 11.04 upgrade

    it seems like webmin is not working with 11?
    try
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/weba...topic/4497498/

    and if you do ask me try to look at the webmin logs...
    also..
    try installing lynx and acces
    apt-get install lynx
    lynx https://localhost:10000
    it's a text based web browser that works ok with webmin.

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    Re: Webmin problems after 11.04 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by theprintingplace View Post
    Hello everyone. I just upgraded to 11.04 and everything seems to be working OK except I can no longer log into Webmin. I tried uninstalling it and re-installing but it didn't make any difference. All I get is "Login failed. Please try again."

    I have rebooted several times to no avail. I can login via terminal or ssh with no problem and everything I am trying worked before the upgrade. Any solutions?

    Thanks!
    Probably permissions on the webmin folder.

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    Re: Webmin problems after 11.04 upgrade

    Do keep in mind though that Webmin only officially supports LTS releases so..

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    Re: Webmin problems after 11.04 upgrade

    I had this exact same problem and my solution was exactly the same as in elico's link, except I found it out the hard way.

    On one of my servers this didn't work though. Logging in as root for the moment. No big deal: its not connected to external networks as I'm in the process of replacing it with a new server.

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    Re: Webmin problems after 11.04 upgrade

    Had the same problem with 11.04 server

    I think I read somewhere that it's because the root user account wasn't activated before the first install of webmin.

    I believe this only effects the webmin root account NOT your systems root account.

    Solution that worked for me:

    @ terminal screen:
    sudo find / -name changepass.pl (= /usr/share/webmin)
    cd /usr/share/webmin
    sudo find / -name miniserv.conf (= /etc/webmin/)
    sudo ./changepass.pl /etc/webmin/ root typeyourpasswordhere

    If your found files are in a different place then obviously change the location.

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Webmin problems after 11.04 upgrade

    I had the same problem after 11.04 upgrade.

    After adding my accont to th users group, now I can login with my user name.

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    Re: Webmin problems after 11.04 upgrade

    Has anyone got any newer solutions to this problem? I just started having this problem after upgrading to 11.04 a few days ago.

    In particular, I don't want to enable root access on the server, so I'd like to try and fix it by figuring out why Webmin doesn't authorize correctly using the /etc/passwd file once the upgrade finished.

    The miniserv.error and miniserv.log show nothing during start up or authentication failure that indicates a problem. Is there somewhere else I can look to troubleshoot this problem?

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    Re: Webmin problems after 11.04 upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by tallthom View Post
    Has anyone got any newer solutions to this problem? I just started having this problem after upgrading to 11.04 a few days ago.

    In particular, I don't want to enable root access on the server, so I'd like to try and fix it by figuring out why Webmin doesn't authorize correctly using the /etc/passwd file once the upgrade finished.

    The miniserv.error and miniserv.log show nothing during start up or authentication failure that indicates a problem. Is there somewhere else I can look to troubleshoot this problem?
    sudo ./changepass.pl /etc/webmin/ youruser typeyourpasswordhere

    Please see this link for more details https://help.ubuntu.com/community/We...utARootAccount
    Last edited by NZReaction; July 11th, 2011 at 09:40 AM.

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    Re: Webmin problems after 11.04 upgrade

    the solution that worked for me was

    Code:
    sudo passwd root

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