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Old 01-09-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
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Unable to logon to SuSE 9 pro


I have a laptop PC running SuSE 9 pro, with one non-root user set to auto-login to KDE on system startup.

Everything seemed to work well with this arrangement until I booted up my PC today, and was greeted by the SuSE logon screen, which should not happen, as I am set to automatically login on startup.

When the login box appeared, I typed in my username and correct password, checked that KDE was selected, and pressed enter. The system appeared to be in the process of logging on for a few seconds, then the login box returned! Repeat ad infinitum!

I can still login as "root", or with my username in "failsafe" mode, but every time I try to use my username for a KDE session, I an subjected to the same looped login screen.

Can anyone suggest what I might have done to cause this bug, and what I must do to correct it?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 10:31 PM   #2
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try resetting the users password from within a term window
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:35 AM   #3
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Same in 9.1

**edited***

I found something that might help right on this very forum. I had a problem logging in as ROOT graphically and i solved it this way. You can change this to meet your needs. If necessary use the useradd command to add a dummy user, then apply this trick to your own user
This trick is to enable root to log on graphically providing another user can already log on to the GUI


1.) Log into console as root

su -
<enter your password>

2.) cd into /root

cd /root

2.) Backup your .xinitrc file (if it exists)

ls -lh

(if it shows you a file .xinitrc) then simply

mv .xinitrc .xinitrc.bak

3.) Copy over the .xinitrc.template file of a different user, say "user1" into your root folder as such

cp /home/user1/.xinitrc.template ./.xinitrc

4.) now try logging into the GUI as root

Hope that helps :d


Last edited by shassouneh; 05-30-2004 at 08:27 PM.
 
  


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