LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-04-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
trova
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Can't login into Linux Mandrake 2007


Hi everybody. I'm newbie and just today I installed Linux Mandriva 2007 on my IBM ThinkPad T20 laptop. Installation seems OK, but after installation when I rebooted PC I can't login. I just see black window wich requiring to login. OK, I was trying to login as root with password and I've got message that login incorrect or authentication failed. Same situation with user which hadn't any password. Then I typed the command passwd and I changed password for the user (not for root). And even after changed password I getting same error. Pleeease help me anybody!!!!! I'm really stuck!!
 
Old 01-04-2007, 03:15 PM   #2
b0uncer
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: CentOS, OS X
Posts: 5,131

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Erm, how were you able to run passwd if you could not login?

I'm not sure how Mandriva handles things, but it's possible that either or both of those accounts you mentioned are locked. Even setting password might not unlock the account, but root must use passwd with the appropriate option; check out
Code:
man passwd
to check out which option is the unlock option, and pass it as a parameter to passwd along with the account name, if you can log in and gain root privileges with su or something. If you can't, then boot into single user mode (add single to the boot line) where you are automatically logged in as root, and set the passwords and make sure the accounts are not locked. And after this remember to set a bootloader password, so that nobody else does the same trick
 
Old 01-04-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
trova
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thank You. Seems that during installation i didn't configured properly my graphics. That's why I can't see graphical user interface so now I have another problem. how solve that problem? should I upgrade Linux or there are any other way how to configure everything? maybe I'll need some graphic drivers for my IBM ThinkPad T20?

Last edited by trova; 01-04-2007 at 05:05 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Root Login into X in Mandriva 2007 babybu11 Mandriva 36 05-27-2007 10:51 AM
Mandriva 2007, login help - I am being locked out of my admin and root accounts uzimadawa Linux - Newbie 7 01-28-2007 03:04 PM
No login prompt on Mandriva 2007 server nvargas Mandriva 3 01-04-2007 06:04 AM
Login Problem on Mandriva 2007 Free Edition kyleflan Mandriva 1 12-21-2006 12:58 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:51 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration