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Old 08-10-2012, 11:32 PM   #1
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password works at console but not kdm screen

X and kde welcome screen open just fine I just can not log in. Should I reinstall X or some part of kde?
Old 08-11-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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what OS is this ?
how did you set up the normal user accounts ?
at time of install ?

are you trying to login as root into the GUI ?
if so most distros have disabled this option .
Old 08-12-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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Sorry I forgot to mark this as fixed.

I booted from a live usb stick chroot to my system changed my user and root password, installed all the debian upgrades than reinstalled kdm. I am not sure what fixed the issue but all is well now.


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