LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
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 12-11-2008, 05:45 AM   #1
steelwire
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Cant' login in normal account !!!!!!!!!!


I'm working on RHEL 5. My genome desktop suddenly freezes. So, I hit the power button. But after it i can't login in my normal user account. But i can go in root or dummy account. My previous account files are gone and i'm unable to find them. PLEASE HELP.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 06:19 AM   #2
vladmihaisima
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Delft, Netherlands
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 196

Rep: Reputation: 33
Your old accounts files should be in the directory /home/your_username (for example the files on desktop should be in /home/your_username/Desktop).

What do you mean by 'can't login' ? Do you get any error ? (like wrong password for example...)

Last edited by vladmihaisima; 12-11-2008 at 06:21 AM.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 01:42 AM   #3
steelwire
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy

No, I don't get any massage. When at login I give my regular usr and pwd, it opens a new genome desktop not the one on which i had been previously working.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 02:08 AM   #4
tajamari
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Distribution: Red Hat CentOS Ubuntu FreeBSD OpenSuSe
Posts: 252

Rep: Reputation: 30
boot as linux single, then check the passwd file if the account you used to logged is there. u may want to change the password too.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 10:12 AM   #5
john test
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2008
Distribution: ubuntu 9.10
Posts: 527
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 35
If you can log in as yourself with your original password then the desktop has changed and probably will give you an option to select which desktop at Boot up time.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 12:17 PM   #6
steelwire
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy

Quote:
Originally Posted by tajamari View Post
boot as linux single, then check the passwd file if the account you used to logged is there. u may want to change the password too.
HOW?????????
 
Old 12-12-2008, 12:19 PM   #7
steelwire
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy

Quote:
Originally Posted by john test View Post
If you can log in as yourself with your original password then the desktop has changed and probably will give you an option to select which desktop at Boot up time.
no,there is no such option. even the privious passphrase column is not turning up at the boot.When i am going root and want to change passphrase it says last key slot , system will become unusable.

Last edited by steelwire; 12-12-2008 at 12:21 PM.
 
Old 12-13-2008, 10:01 AM   #8
vladmihaisima
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Delft, Netherlands
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 196

Rep: Reputation: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by steelwire View Post
No, I don't get any massage. When at login I give my regular usr and pwd, it opens a new genome desktop not the one on which i had been previously working.
I do not understand you - in the first post you said that you can't login. So, you can login (enter a username and a password press enter and there is no error), but you do not see your previous desktop icons and files ?

Do you see any icons on the desktop ? Do you still have a menu bar ?
 
  


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
can't access fat partition with normal user account gilebo Linux - Newbie 4 04-27-2006 12:42 PM
Root cannot connect to X while on top of normal user account Dankles Debian 4 04-26-2006 12:24 PM
xawtv doesn't work from normal user account adityavpratap Slackware 2 10-18-2005 10:01 AM
A hacked account or normal 000000 Linux - Security 6 11-07-2004 07:09 PM
Normal user account cannot start KDE tagit Linux - Newbie 2 12-22-2003 05:36 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 PM.

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