Cant login to rh9
My system has been working up to yesterday when I had ximian error out when closing it. It was still thinking (had a window up that said 'exiting ximian') but it was covered by another window and I didn't see it. I started ximian but it did not start. I noticed the other window indicating it was still closing down. I clicked the 'x' in the corner of that window to close it down but after that, ximian would still not start. I closed all windows and rebooted the server.
Now, it boots up to a gnome login window but once I type username and password, it halts at the splash screen that typically starts rolling icons across the bottom before going to the gnome desktop.
I have samba running and can see the samba drives from other pc's but cant log in. I also have not succeeded in logging in using ssh from another machine because rh9 has something defaulted to not let me and I haven't figured that out yet.
What can I do to get logged on to the machine itself?
Thanks for help.