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Old 08-22-2006, 11:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy On new installation of Linspire 4.5, I am getting a "login" request.

Installed with out problems, but after rebooting to start up for the first time i get a login and password request. I never set a login, and the password doesn't appear to enter. All i get is "Login Incorrect" then goes back to the login prompt on a black screen. How do I avoid or get around this problem?
Old 08-23-2006, 04:43 AM   #2
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During installation, did you have to set a root password? If yes, you can login as root.

If the installer did not even do that,
Old 08-23-2006, 04:47 AM   #3
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when you install any Linux distro you are prompted to give a user & password for the root access to the machine. Unlike M$ Windows where all users are by default set to admin status.

You must add a username & password during set-up during the install process & you should be able to log in correctly using this.

If you are only seeing the command prompt (Dos like) then you could try the STARTX command to get the gui to run up.

Not used Linspire but in Ubuntu it is done when you name the machine at the very start of the install process.

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