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Danny-T 05-26-2006 09:36 AM

Gnome: Cannot login as default user, sends back to login, works as root
 
When I try to login as my default user I get a black screen (mouse cursor visible) for a few seconds, then it shoots me back to the login screen.

I can login as root without problem, which after a while without doing anything particularly noteable, I can login as my default user again???

Help to fix this would be much appreciated.

Cheers

BobNutfield 05-26-2006 01:41 PM

Hi

I have had this issue before and I believe it is a problem with .xauthority for your normal user name. The easiest solution is to login as root, delete yourself (normal user) and readd yourself. Also delete the group the original normal user belonged to (probably same name). When you add yourself back as a user, you are automatically added back into a group.

Hope this helps. You did not specify what distro you are using. If you will do that, a little more specific help can be offerred.

Bob

Danny-T 05-27-2006 03:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobNutfield
You did not specify what distro you are using. If you will do that, a little more specific help can be offerred.

Bob

Sorry, it is Suse 10.1 I am using.

Thanks Bob, will try that.

Dan


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