On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 9:00 PM, Richard Ryniker <ryniker(a)alum.mit.edu> wrote:
Peter Robinson <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com> wrote on Sat, 22 Oct 2016
>Can you just provide the output of dmesg?
Yes, below, but it was a chore. How does one execute dmesg when there is
no accessible user? The system boots far enough to initialize the
Ethernet connection, and sshd is active, but all of the defined users
have no (or unknown) passwords. There are very good reasons for this, I
agree with them, it just makes strange cases like mine more difficult.
Failed solution 1: edit /etc/passwd to allow login without a password.
Either sshd or login is unhappy and forbids login.
Updating the /etc/shadow line for root to add a known password hash is
all I usually do and it has worked in the past.
There's a new 4.8.4-301.fc25 kernel that I think should fix this issue
so you can grab that from koji  or it'll be going out to
updates-testing probably today and should be stable by the end of the
Also for reference what is the monitor, the type of connector used and
the resolution it runs at?