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Cannot Login to The Server When Configuring "nofile" Parameter as "unlimited" in /etc/security/limits.conf (Doc ID 1581781.1)

Last updated on JUNE 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.6 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

You cannot log into the system as a normal user, nor as root. All attempts such as using the Gnome Window Manager GDM screen or ssh(1) fail.

Gnome Display Manager (GDM)

Cause

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Symptoms
 Gnome Display Manager (GDM)
 /var/log/messages
 /var/log/secure
Changes
Cause
Solution


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