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Old 09-15-2005, 09:18 PM   #1
Verity33
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Hi,

I'm hoping someone can help me before I go crazy.

I am new to linux and installed FC4 on a IBM Thinkpad A31 a few days ago. Everything was fine until tonight when I installed Synaptic. Shortly after the install it was working fine but soon after that when I had reopened Synaptic nothing responded. So, doing what I usually do in Windows when I have problems, I rebooted.

Only this time right after I log in I get an error:

Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of diskspace. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sesions to see if you can fix this problem.

Then I click Ok and then I am back to the login screen.

I've tried logging in both kde (default) and gnome to no avail.
I can however, log in ok as root.

I created a new user and tried logging in as that user and am still getting the same message.

I know I have plenty of disc space so I am sure I hosed something up.
I have no idea what to do except to reload FC4 which I really want to avoid.

I did manage to login the failsafe session ok but have no idea on what to do.

Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks,

-V
 
Old 09-15-2005, 11:01 PM   #2
boxerboy
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Originally posted by Verity33
Hi,

I'm hoping someone can help me before I go crazy.

I am new to linux and installed FC4 on a IBM Thinkpad A31 a few days ago. Everything was fine until tonight when I installed Synaptic. Shortly after the install it was working fine but soon after that when I had reopened Synaptic nothing responded. So, doing what I usually do in Windows when I have problems, I rebooted.

Only this time right after I log in I get an error:

Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of diskspace. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sesions to see if you can fix this problem.

Then I click Ok and then I am back to the login screen.

I've tried logging in both kde (default) and gnome to no avail.
I can however, log in ok as root.

I created a new user and tried logging in as that user and am still getting the same message.

I know I have plenty of disc space so I am sure I hosed something up.
I have no idea what to do except to reload FC4 which I really want to avoid.

I did manage to login the failsafe session ok but have no idea on what to do.

Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks,

-V
ok if you installed Synaptic cause you wanted a graifcal software manager try yumex to install type as root yum install yumex. i have never tryed Synaptic on FC4. did the log in issues start after you installed Synaptic????? and if they did i would say get rid of it and see if it stil happens.
 
  


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