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Okay, so I tried to install some voice_auth program, I had found that would basically allow me, to sign in using my voice instead of a text passwd, and i ...
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    Authority Failed?


    Okay, so I tried to install some voice_auth program, I had found that would basically allow me, to sign in using my voice instead of a text passwd, and i couldnt get it to work, so I figured I would go back to the reg., and now after installng a few PAM pkgs (btw im on Debian) and a fftw pkg, I cant even sign into GDM or sign in when i use 'login' the only thing I can do is log into single user mode, at bootup. otherwise, when I'm on GDM, all I have to do is put in my username, and it will give me the error "Authority Failed"7 same with If I try to choose 'Configure' or 'Reboot' or even 'Shutdown'


    okay so I looked at my auth.log file, and this is what it was saying:


    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (su) illegal module type: @include
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM pam_parse: expecting return value; [...common-auth]
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (su) no module name supplied
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM unable to dlopen(<*unknown module path*>)
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM [dlerror: <*unknown module path*>: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM adding faulty module: <*unknown module path*>
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (su) illegal module type: @include
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM pam_parse: expecting return value; [...common-account]
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (su) no module name supplied
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (su) illegal module type: @include
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM pam_parse: expecting return value; [...common-session]
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (su) no module name supplied
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (other) illegal module type: @include
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM pam_parse: expecting return value; [...common-auth]
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (other) no module name supplied
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (other) illegal module type: @include
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM pam_parse: expecting return value; [...common-account]
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (other) no module name supplied
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (other) illegal module type: @include
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM pam_parse: expecting return value; [...common-password]
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (other) no module name supplied
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (other) illegal module type: @include
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM pam_parse: expecting return value; [...common-session]
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM (other) no module name supplied
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM no modules loaded for `su' service
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: + ??? root:nobody
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: PAM no modules loaded for `su' service
    Jan 29 06:25:03 navi su[18967]: pam_open_session: Permission denied

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    Can you post the contents of your /etc/pam.d/gdm file and all files that are referenced from it, such as /etc/pam.d/system-auth? There seems to be something wrong with one of them.

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