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Old 02-13-2005, 11:52 PM   #1
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can't login to fedora3


I finish installing fedora3, and it asked me to setup an account. it says it's better to set up an account, or I will need to login as a admin/root? somthing like that. But In the login screen, no matter what I typed in, I can't login. I rememer only one password I typed in, because it asked me for the root password. I tried this many times no work. besides, it's only a password, what should I put in the ID field?
 
Old 02-13-2005, 11:59 PM   #2
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Your ID will be "root" then you'll be prompted to enter your password.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 02:45 AM   #3
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Let me try try
 
Old 02-14-2005, 03:01 AM   #4
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works!! thank you!!
but I want to login automatically, and in the login setting it says auto login with root is not allowed. should I just create a user account and repeat the steps to setup the auto login? where can I create an account?
 
Old 02-14-2005, 03:35 AM   #5
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Somewhere in the menus should be something for users and groups; so just browse throught the menus. Else you can always use adduser (or was it useradd?) from a commandline.

You should never use root to login except for system maintenance.
 
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allowed. should I just create a user account and repeat the steps to setup the auto login?
You shouldn't play with Linux while running as root, because you can literally f-up your system up by making one stupid mistake. It's better to run as a user who is underpriviled, and if you should happen to make a mistake as a user, you wont be able to do any severe damage to your file-system, do to the fact that you are an underprivileged user. To add a user to your box run "adduser" from the console, and it'll walk you through the steps of adding another user account on your box.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 04:59 PM   #7
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okay, thank you
 
  


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