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Old 05-03-2004, 03:36 AM   #1
eviltama
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Can only log in as root user?!?!


I run debian woody, kernel 2.4.25 and i recently upgraded via apt-get... since i upgraded and restarted i cna only log into my root account. I thought that maybe there was a problem with my normal account, after trying the other accounts and getting the same problem i'm not sure what to do. I even moved my things out of my normal account and recreated it.. still the same problem.

i sign in at the xdm thingy with my name and passwd , the screen clicks as if its going in and then i end up back at the first screen.

Can anyone help??? I'm totally lost. I've googled and yahoo'd to find something that might help, but alas i've found nothing.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 03:41 AM   #2
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as root user?!?! keep on the good work...
 
Old 05-03-2004, 04:39 AM   #3
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as root user?!?! keep on the good work...
*blinks* right. root.. root user same diff. root = root and regardless i still can't get into my other accnts..
 
Old 05-03-2004, 05:56 AM   #4
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I think this is where my problem is.. the only thing is i have no idea what to make of it.



This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way. Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
(http://www.XFree86.Org/cvs)

XFree86 Version 4.1.0.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
Release Date: 21 December 2001
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.17 i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Mon May 3 20:18:28 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
(**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "Generic Monitor"
(**) | |-->Device "Generic Video Card"
(**) |-->Input Device "Generic Keyboard"
(**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
(**) XKB: model: "pc104"
(**) XKB: layout: "us"
(**) |-->Input Device "Configured Mouse"
(**) |-->Input Device "Generic Mouse"
(WW) The directory "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(**) FontPath set to "unix/:7100,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
(==) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
(++) using VT number 7

(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
(II) Module bitmap: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
(II) Module scanpci: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libscanpci.a
(--) PCI:*(1:0:0) S3 Savage4 rev 2, Mem @ 0xcfe80000/19, 0xc0000000/27, BIOS @ 0xcfe70000/16
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
(II) Module GLcore: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.a
(II) Module dbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libddc.a
(II) Module ddc: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a
(II) Module dri: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libdrm.a
(II) Module drm: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.a
(II) Module extmod: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a
(II) Module freetype: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.1.9
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
(II) Module glx: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
(II) Module int10: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libpex5.a
(II) Module pex5: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/librecord.a
(II) Module record: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.13.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libspeedo.a
(II) Module speedo: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libtype1.a
(II) Module type1: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvbe.a
(II) Module vbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libxie.a
(II) Module xie: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/savage_drv.o
(II) Module savage: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.1.23
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
(II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) SAVAGE: driver (version 1.1.23t) for S3 Savage chipsets: Savage4,
Savage3D, Savage3D-MV, Savage2000, Savage/MX-MV, Savage/MX,
Savage/IX-MV, Savage/IX, ProSavage PM133, ProSavage KM133,
ProSavage PN133, ProSavage KN133, SuperSavage/MX 128,
SuperSavage/MX 64, SuperSavage/MX 64C, SuperSavage/IX 128,
SuperSavage/IX 128, SuperSavage/IX 64, SuperSavage/IX 64,
SuperSavage/IXC 64, SuperSavage/IXC 64, ProSavage DDR,
ProSavage DDR-K
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(--) Chipset Savage4 found
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
(**) SAVAGE(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) SAVAGE(0): RGB weight 888
(==) SAVAGE(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) SAVAGE(0): Using HW cursor
(==) SAVAGE(0): Using video BIOS to set modes
(II) SAVAGE(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA BIOS detected
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chip: id 8a22, "Savage4"
(--) SAVAGE(0): Engine: "Savage4"
(--) SAVAGE(0): mapping MMIO @ 0xcfe80000 with size 0x80000
(==) SAVAGE(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) SAVAGE(0): videoram = 16384k
(--) SAVAGE(0): No DDC signal
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libi2c.a
(II) Module i2c: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.2.0
(II) SAVAGE(0): I2C bus "I2C bus" initialized.
(II) SAVAGE(0): I2C device "I2C bus:ddc2" registered.
(II) SAVAGE(0): I2C device "I2C bus:ddc2" removed.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Detected current MCLK value of 143.182 MHz
(II) SAVAGE(0): Generic Monitor: Using hsync range of 28.00-50.00 kHz
(II) SAVAGE(0): Generic Monitor: Using vrefresh range of 43.00-75.00 Hz
(II) SAVAGE(0): Clock range: 10.00 to 220.00 MHz
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x350" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "720x400" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (vrefresh out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Found 13 modes at this depth:
[10f] 320 x 200, 70Hz
[134] 320 x 240, 85Hz, 75Hz, 72Hz, 60Hz
[144] 400 x 300, 85Hz, 75Hz, 72Hz, 60Hz
[154] 512 x 384, 85Hz, 75Hz, 70Hz, 60Hz
[11e] 640 x 400, 85Hz, 70Hz
[112] 640 x 480, 160Hz, 85Hz, 75Hz, 72Hz, 60Hz
[174] 720 x 480, 60Hz
[115] 800 x 600, 160Hz, 85Hz, 75Hz, 72Hz, 60Hz
[118] 1024 x 768, 130Hz, 85Hz, 75Hz, 70Hz, 60Hz
[164] 1152 x 864, 75Hz
[11b] 1280 x 1024, 85Hz, 75Hz, 60Hz
[124] 1600 x 1200, 60Hz
[139] 1920 x 1440, 60Hz
(--) SAVAGE(0): Virtual size is 800x600 (pitch 800)
(**) SAVAGE(0): Default mode "800x600": 49.5 MHz, 46.9 kHz, 75.0 Hz
(**) SAVAGE(0): Default mode "640x480": 31.5 MHz, 37.5 kHz, 75.0 Hz
(++) SAVAGE(0): DPI set to (100, 100)
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libfb.a
(II) Module fb: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libxaa.a
(II) Module xaa: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 1.0.0
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libramdac.a
(II) Module ramdac: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0.1, module version = 0.1.0
(--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
(II) SAVAGE(0): initializing int10
(II) SAVAGE(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA BIOS detected
(--) SAVAGE(0): mapping framebuffer @ 0xc0000000 with size 0x1000000
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 115 at 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Using 1447 lines for offscreen memory.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
Screen to screen bit blits
Solid filled rectangles
8x8 mono pattern filled rectangles
8x8 color pattern filled rectangles
Indirect CPU to Screen color expansion
Solid Lines
Image Writes
Offscreen Pixmaps
Setting up tile and stipple cache:
32 128x128 slots
8 256x256 slots
32 8x8 color pattern slots
(==) SAVAGE(0): Backing store disabled
(**) SAVAGE(0): DPMS enabled
(WW) SAVAGE(0): Option "UseFBDev" is not used
PEXExtensionInit: Couldn't open default PEX font file Roman_M
(II) Keyboard "Generic Keyboard" handled by legacy driver
(**) Configured Mouse: Protocol: "PS/2"
(**) Configured Mouse: Core Pointer
(==) Configured Mouse: Buttons: 3
(**) Configured Mouse: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 50
(**) Configured Mouse: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) Generic Mouse: Protocol: "ImPS/2"
(**) Generic Mouse: always reports core events
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice
No such device.
(EE) Generic Mouse: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Generic Mouse"
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Configured Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
(II) SAVAGE(0): initializing int10
(II) SAVAGE(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA BIOS detected
(--) SAVAGE(0): mapping framebuffer @ 0xc0000000 with size 0x1000000
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 115 at 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Using 1447 lines for offscreen memory.
(**) SAVAGE(0): DPMS enabled
PEXExtensionInit: Couldn't open default PEX font file Roman_M
(II) SAVAGE(0): initializing int10
(II) SAVAGE(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA BIOS detected
(--) SAVAGE(0): mapping framebuffer @ 0xc0000000 with size 0x1000000
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 115 at 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Using 1447 lines for offscreen memory.
(**) SAVAGE(0): DPMS enabled
PEXExtensionInit: Couldn't open default PEX font file Roman_M
(II) SAVAGE(0): initializing int10
(II) SAVAGE(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA BIOS detected
(--) SAVAGE(0): mapping framebuffer @ 0xc0000000 with size 0x1000000
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 115 at 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Using 1447 lines for offscreen memory.
(**) SAVAGE(0): DPMS enabled
PEXExtensionInit: Couldn't open default PEX font file Roman_M
 
Old 05-03-2004, 06:17 AM   #5
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If it's a problem in starting X (I mean, if you can log in as normal user from console), then
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-common
might be the command that fixes your problem.

Last edited by hypnos; 05-03-2004 at 06:25 AM.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 06:46 AM   #6
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i ran that but nothing came of it.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:18 AM   #7
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i ran that but nothing came of it.
Nothing? Do you mean that running "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-common" just dumped you back to commandline with no output?

It should have given you the option to "Select what type of user has permission to start X server", where you could have chosen "Anybody". If it really didn't didn't give you this kind of output, then maybe you need to run "dpkg-reconfigure debconf" first, and select "Dialog" as your interface. (If the problem prevails even after selecting "Dialog", try selecting "Readline" interface instead.)
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:55 AM   #8
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no i ran it, and i choose 'anybody' but nothing changed. i still can't get in.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 12:35 PM   #9
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I suppose you could try disabling the graphical login on boot by renaming the S??xdm entry in /etc/rc2.d, rebooting into a console session and logging in as your regular user, and then running xdm from there. At least that way you'll see if there's a problem logging in at the console which would certainly explain not getting in to X.

Hey - if you get really frustrated, you could reinstall using the just released beta version of the new Installer:
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

This will give you a sarge system.

BTW, reinstalling is always easier if you have your /home in it's own partition.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 04:26 PM   #10
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PEXExtensionInit: Couldn't open default PEX font file Roman_M
apt-get install xfonts-pex
 
Old 05-29-2004, 05:29 AM   #11
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Eviltama
I had the same problem a few days ago. I had been using sysV-init editor to stop some services and had stopped /etc/init.d/rmnologin by mistake, after I put it back all was well again.
Hope this is of some use
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