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I installed the OpenSSH server and client application on Ubuntu, then installed OpenSSH via preware on the HP Touchpad, along with Xecutah, and Xterm. I enter

ssh root@ 

and get this line:

Permission denied (publickey,keyboard-interactive).

However when I type in this via the HP Touchpad I am able to ssh into the remote machine after entering the user's password:

ssh user@

Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.

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I'm just learning about ssh, it seems pretty interesting. – David Yenor Oct 26 '12 at 7:26
Do you have .ssh/authorized_keys set on either of the systems? – belacqua Oct 26 '12 at 16:00

I suspect that the OpenSSH server doesn't allow root logins. In the ssh configuration file, sshd_config (usually in /etc/ssh/, but I have no idea what OS your tablet is running), there is a line containing the following:

PermitRootLogin no

If that is the case, change the no to yes. Otherwise, look through the config file and any authentication logs you might be able to find.

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Here is the Wikipedia page of the HP Touchpad. – David Yenor Oct 28 '12 at 2:09

This is how sshd is running on my TouchPad (from ps -ef |grep sshd):

/opt/sbin/sshd -D -p 22 -o PasswordAuthentication no -o PermitRootLogin without-password

This indicates that you can log in as root once you set up authentication keys. So from the TouchPad, I downloaded my public key (created with ssh-keygen -t dsa) from a Linux box ( and stored it on the TouchPad in the .ssh directory as the file 'authorized_keys':

root@HPTouchPad:/var/home/root# scp myuser@ .ssh/authorized_keys

Once that's done, I could ssh into the TouchPad ( as the root user.

myuser@alinuxbox:~$ ssh root@
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