[maemo-users] Can't become root :-(

From: Andrea Grandi a.grandi at gmail.com
Date: Sun Apr 20 22:42:03 EEST 2008

just delete: /home/user/.ssh/known_hosts

and retry

2008/4/20, Mark <wolfmane at gmail.com>:
> I made the mistake of trying fennec on my N800. *BIG* mistake! Not
>  only was it completely unusable without a hardware keyboard, it
>  screwed up MicroB as well. Without access to settings in fennec, I
>  could no longer access any web functions that require javascript. It
>  also screwed up the login memory function - now I have to fill in the
>  username manually, even though I've already chosen it out of the list,
>  before it will fill in the password, thereby defeating the whole
>  purpose of that function. (Through all this, the settings in the
>  dialogs in MicroB remained the same, although I did try changing them
>  and then changing them back to see if that would reset things.)
>  These problems remained even after I uninstalled fennec, so I figured
>  the only way to get it back to the way it was before was to reflash
>  the OS.
>  BIG MISTAKE #2!!!!!!!!
>  After reflashing, not only did it make no difference to the browser's
>  password manager (although it did fix the javascript issue), now I no
>  longer have any possibility of becoming root. I've followed the exact
>  same procedure that I did before, and am using the exact same version
>  of OS2008, but now exactly *NONE* of the different ways of becoming
>  root work. Regardless of what I try, I get some variation of this
>  message:
>  @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
>  @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
>  Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)!
>  It is also possible that the RSA host key has just been changed.
>  The fingerprint for the RSA key sent by the remote host is
>  7f:4b:ad:8e:cc:38:e5:53:26:a6:5e:af:9b:34:fe:51.
>  Please contact your system administrator.
>  Add correct host key in /home/user/.ssh/known_hosts to get rid of this message.
>  Offending key in /home/user/.ssh/known_hosts:5
>  RSA host key for localhost has changed and you have requested strict checking.
>  Host key verification failed.
>  I'm about ready to run over this piece of crap with my truck!!!!!
>  Whose incredibly stupid idea was it to disable the owner's root access
>  in these devices, anyway?????
>  Mark
>  _______________________________________________
>  maemo-users mailing list
>  maemo-users at maemo.org
>  https://lists.maemo.org/mailman/listinfo/maemo-users

Andrea Grandi
email: a.grandi [AT] gmail [DOT] com
website: http://www.andreagrandi.it
PGP Key: http://www.andreagrandi.it/pgp_key.asc

More information about the maemo-users mailing list