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I'm kind of new to Linux even though I've played with it several times over the years. My question is this. I just installed Kubuntu from the SPM in Ubuntu and when I did a reboot, I can't login using my previous username and password. Is there something I'm doing wrong here?
My assumption was that it would just use the same username and password from Ubuntu.
Please help as I do have some files that it would be nice to save if I completely screwed something up.
But I don't think you can "install kubuntu" from synaptic. You can install the KDE Desktop though. All should (eventually) be well.
When it boots, it asks for a User and Password but when I give it the one I've been using, it just empties the password field.
It is quite likely that your password characters are being accepted but not printed to the screen (a security thing, yes, you can change it once you are logged in). Just carefully enter your password, then press the RETURN key.
You could also try (from the little menu icon thing - just LOOK for it and click it!) on your login screen, selecting "Session Type = Gnome" and you should be back where you started, your files should still be there. Then logout, and on your login screen, select "Session Type = KDE" and try again
evo2: I don't get any kind of message or anything when I type my password and press "enter". It actually doesn't even leave this screen, doesn't go blank or anything. Also Cntrl-Alt-F1 doesn't bring anything else up. I have a laptop with Fedora on it that is on the same network but it isn't in working order right now. I also have 7 PCs that are all on the network if you can suggest a way for me to use them to ssh to my machine.
tredegar: I'm sure you are right that I only installed the KDE desktop from Ubuntu. Would that mean that I'm still running Ubuntu but under KDE? Also, I tried to very carefully type my password in and still got no response. Also, I see the "Menu" button that you are talking about and I have actually tried all of the options on it to try to login.
I hope we are all talking about right screen here. The login screen is Blue with lots of white circles that are out of focus and the center of the screen says "Welcome to ubuntu" Previously, (when I was just using Ubuntu) I didn't actually have to login and it went straight to the desktop. When I would log out, however, it would show my username "Steve" as an option. This login screen doesn't even give me a drop-down list of usernames or anything. Everything is blank.
Hope this helps, and thanks again for both of your guys' help.
repo I was thinking the same thing at first. The keyboard layout is correct.
evo2: I figured out why i couldn't get into ctrl-alt-f1 and got it to work. That screen looks like terminal though but I was able to login with my username and password. But it's all command-line. What do I do from there?