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Old 08-20-2003, 02:04 PM   #1
MarxBalz
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Question How do i Login?


All,
I am a newbie to Linux World. Believe this is a very basic question. I installed Mandrake Linux 9.2 on a Separate Harddrive in my machine. I also installed Windows XP on another harddrive. On the start up the Linux Screen shows Linux, Dos, Floppy etc.
When i choose Linux, it starts by loading KDE 3.1 and gives me an error 'Write Permission denied on \home\marx\.ICconfig"
and stays there. I take it that the ROOT user should give me permission. But how do i login as ROOT? There is no screen which asks me Userid..

Can anybody help me here

thanks
Marx.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:19 PM   #2
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hi

was this error as soon as you installed kde. i guess not.

try this after reading completely

control+ alt+f1 would give you a command line login prompt

login as root user

delete the file mentioned.

restart and try again or press alt+f5 and see whether you are able to login now
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Much!!!.

Appreciate your help. I will try this.

Marx.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:55 PM   #4
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please post back if it works so others can use it
 
Old 08-20-2003, 10:08 PM   #5
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Hi,
It WORKED!!!. I pressed Ctrl Alt F1 and it took me to Login screen. I logged on as ROOT and gave permission to user Marx with chown -R Marx /home/Marx From the Root directory. Restarted my machine and KDE loaded successfully. Looks like somehow my permissions got whacked.

thanks much
Marx
 
  


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