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Old 04-24-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Help can't login after update


Hey guys, need some help

I just updated KDE and upon reboot it's asking me for localhost.localdomain login

What is the login in and password? I've tried login:root pw:sudo
but it doesn't work.

HELP!!!
thanks!
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:40 AM   #2
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If you are usintg Fedora then try this out. I am not sure this would work.

At boot up press 'e'.
A boot option would open up. There select the 'kernel' mode by using arrow keys and press 'e' again.
This will ask for a user login. Press 's' for single user mode.
Then press b for a reboot.
This will boot in a command line single user mode.
Then you can set your password using 'passwd' command.

Hope this works.
Nirmalya
 
Old 04-25-2009, 02:42 AM   #3
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Isnt the login user and password that were working previous to update working now? There should not be any changes made to your login account.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 12:02 AM   #4
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ok guys, i entered my user name and pw, lets just set them as
un:abby
pw:123
When I enter that, it now asks me for
abby@localhost:$
so I entered sudo su and now its asking me for
root@localhost:/home/abby#

What do I enter now?

thanks!!!
g

Last edited by g_spot; 04-26-2009 at 12:20 AM.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 12:40 AM   #5
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Try logging in as a normal user. May be the updated software does not permit root login on graphical screen.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 01:12 AM   #6
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Well that's the thing, I don't login using the graphical screen. My drives are partitions and I have to choose which operating system to boot, and when I choose ubuntu, I'm being asked for the above info.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 01:35 AM   #7
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Ok, if I understand correctly, you do not get graphical login screen after update. Instead you are getting the text login screen. If that is not correct, stop reading here

What you see ("abby@localhost:$" and "root@localhost:/home/abby# ") are just command prompts. I don't know why your X stopped working. May be the upgrade caused kdm or something similar to fail. Try "xinit" after you get "abby@localhost:$". If that does not work, do the "sudo su". Then on getting "root@localhost:/home/abby#" do a "tail -n10 /var/log/Xorg.0.log" and post the o/p here. It might have some useful data that will help others understand your problem
 
Old 04-26-2009, 02:32 AM   #8
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I'm not great with tech terminology looks like i was stuck in the consol. I typed startx but looks like with the upgard I lost my monitor, its telling me
Fatal server error
No screen found

I have it hooked up to my Samsung TV now I don't know how to fix this

Any idea's????
 
Old 04-26-2009, 04:07 AM   #9
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Well, on Fedroa, I would have tried "Xorg -configure" and then tested the new configuration and replaced the /etc/X11/Xorg.conf file. I guess Ubuntu might be providing a simpler way. I just googled for it. Seems like "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" will mostly fix it in Ubuntu. As I am not much familiar with it, I will encourage you to google for "Ubuntu X server failure" or something similar.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 01:39 AM   #10
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Try dpkg --reconfigure command to reconfigure your X. It seems to be broken.
 
  


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