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Old 09-22-2007, 07:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy localhost login...why?


I've just installed Fadora 6 on my HP laptop and after doing the reboot a "localhost login" pop's up. I don't get it. Was never asked this in the installation...confused yes. I need to know how to get around this/ why it pops up. It has been frustrating trying to get a linux OS to work on my laptop...and yet I am still at another wall...HELP appreciated.

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Old 09-22-2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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Hi ENDI1111, Welcome to lq. Did you specify a user during the install? If not try root, then it will ask for the password, enter the root password exactly as typed the first time. Passwords are case sensitive. Once you're in I'd advise creating a user account and then log out and log back in to the user account. You should only use root, su, or sudo for the tasks that actually require that amount of privileges.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 09-22-2007, 08:34 PM   #3
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Hi ENDI1111, Welcome to lq. Did you specify a user during the install? If not try root, then it will ask for the password, enter the root password exactly as typed the first time. Passwords are case sensitive. Once you're in I'd advise creating a user account and then log out and log back in to the user account. You should only use root, su, or sudo for the tasks that actually require that amount of privileges.
Good luck. ;-)
Hey...It did not specify a user during install. I did the text based after freezing up on the other. all it asked for was an admin password. That's it...plus how do i get to root...

My screen says:

Fadora Core release 6 (zod)
Kernal 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 on an x86_64

localhost login:

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Old 09-22-2007, 08:54 PM   #4
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root is admin so what ever password you put in for admin should work for root
 
Old 09-22-2007, 08:59 PM   #5
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root is admin so what ever password you put in for admin should work for root
I've tried the startx command after that and my screen froze up...gonna try the yum groupinstall command. Any other advice can help.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 09:09 PM   #6
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I've just installed Fadora 6 on my HP laptop and after doing the reboot a "localhost login" pop's up. I don't get it. Was never asked this in the installation...confused yes. I need to know how to get around this/ why it pops up. It has been frustrating trying to get a linux OS to work on my laptop...and yet I am still at another wall...HELP appreciated.
"localhost" is the default name of your computer, not your user. It is simply asking for a login. You can type "root", then your root password, to get logged in.

You can change your computer's name from "localhost" to whatever you want by using the "hostname" command.
 
Old 09-22-2007, 09:24 PM   #7
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"localhost" is the default name of your computer, not your user. It is simply asking for a login. You can type "root", then your root password, to get logged in.

You can change your computer's name from "localhost" to whatever you want by using the "hostname" command.
Thankx...Another question for anyone out there is with my BROADCOM wireless (43xx)...with Fadora core 6...Right now I am using my ehternet for a connection.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 07:33 PM   #8
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Thankx...Another question for anyone out there is with my BROADCOM wireless (43xx)...with Fadora core 6...Right now I am using my ehternet for a connection.
Very glad to help.

As far as your Broadcom driver question, there are lots of threads relating to this topic. Search them out. Otherwise, you should start a new thread for a new question.
 
  


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