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Old 06-07-2010, 11:51 PM   #1
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Kubuntu newbie: Nothing happens when I try to log into Kubuntu


I installed Kubuntu virtualised on Vmware player and after the installer asked me to set the username and password (if I remember correctly) and the installation had finished I saw a the command prompt (which I had no idea how to use) I rebooted and this time it gave me the logon Gui. But when entering my username and password nothing happened after repeated attempts and reboots. I also tried the failsafe same story...

Help would be much appreciated...
 
Old 06-08-2010, 01:19 AM   #2
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What exactly do you mean by "nothing happens"?
Did you enter user/pass and the login failed or couldn't you enter anything at all?

If there are problems with the gui you can always press ctrl and alt and F3 at the same time to get the command line. From there log in as the root user. If it is a password issue you can set a new password for the user there. Type:
Code:
passwd theusername
Press ctrl+F7 to get back to the gui and try to log in again.
 
Old 06-08-2010, 02:58 AM   #3
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Sorry for not being more clear, what I meant was that nothing appears if I try to type in the username or password. I can enter username and password in the command line but that doesn't get me past the logon screen. unless i'm doing something wrong...
 
Old 06-08-2010, 03:22 AM   #4
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when I try changing the password in the command line it displays the words: "authentication token manipulation error" and there is no visible text either...
 
Old 06-08-2010, 07:31 AM   #5
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Is it K-Ubuntu 10.04 ?
The Y.10 versions seem to be more stable in my opinion.
A new install might train.
Bios/GrubNo/Login-Menu ?
Is the Root or Username and their ID-No. at the necessary files ?
Is your hardware enough like 256MB Ram and a newer graphics card ?
 
Old 06-08-2010, 07:41 AM   #6
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Code:
[guest@localhost ~]$ su
[root@localhost guest]# adduser NU
Code:
[root@localhost guest]# cat /etc/group
root:x:0:
bin:x:1:
daemon:x:2:messagebus,haldaemon
sys:x:3:
adm:x:4:
tty:x:5:
disk:x:6:
lp:x:7:
mem:x:8:
kmem:x:9:
wheel:x:10:
mail:x:12:
news:x:13:
uucp:x:14:
man:x:15:
floppy:x:19:
games:x:20:
tape:x:21:
cdrom:x:22:
utmp:x:24:
shadow:x:25:
chkpwd:x:26:
auth:x:27:
usb:x:43:
cdwriter:x:80:
audio:x:81:
video:x:82:
users:x:100:
nogroup:x:65534:
messagebus:x:101:
avahi:x:102:
avahi-autoipd:x:103:
rpm:x:16:
polkituser:x:17:
haldaemon:x:18:
vcsa:x:69:
rpc:x:70:
ntp:x:71:
gdm:x:72:
xgrp:x:104:gdm
rpcuser:x:73:
sshd:x:74:
slocate:x:105:
ntools:x:106:
ctools:x:107:
guest:x:500:
FIREFOXSYNCUSER:x:321:
NU:x:501:
[root@localhost guest]# passwd NU
Changing password for user NU.
Geben sie ein neues UNIX Passwort ein: 
Geben sie das neue UNIX Passwort erneut ein: 
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
[root@localhost guest]#
 
  


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