I've got a Linux box (OpenSuSE 11.3) with a locked-out user account. I logged in as the root account to unlock it with
passwd -u <user>, but I get a message
'Cannot unlock the password for <user>!'
I tried changing the password to something new via
passwd, but attempting to log in with this new password still gives the 'account has been locked due to x failed attempts' error message.
passwd -S gives status flags of 'PS' for the account. I don't recognise 'S', but at any rate it's not showing either 'L' (locked) or 'NP' (no password).
/etc/shadow doesn't contain any weird characters like
! at the front of the line for this account. Looking at it in this distro's management app (YaST) appears to show that it isn't locked (the 'disable account' button is unchecked).
Where else do I need to check to see how and why this account is refusing to unlock/login?