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Old 04-12-2004, 03:29 PM   #1
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Login problems with suse 9.0 professional


Hello All,


I've made the change from redhat to suse 9.0 pro about 2 weeks ago. It was going great til just the other day. My problems is that it seems that everytime I reboot my machine I'm unable to log back in. I get to the login screen type in my password hit enter, it looks like it going to allow me in but kicks me back to the login screen?? I login through safemode delet my home directory and I am able to log back in kde or gnome. It seems that something is courpting a file in my home directory, well i think?? Can anyone advise me on my problem??.


Thanks,
 
Old 04-12-2004, 04:21 PM   #2
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I think you need to get logged in, add a new user, and see if the new user works better. You can look at /var/log/messages as root to see if there are system errors when you try logging in as a regular user.

RO
 
Old 05-03-2004, 10:43 PM   #3
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i got the same problem, both in my root and in my regular account

i am also running 9.0 Pro. It turns out that this happened (so i think) after i did an unclean reboot. I cannot be fully sure that is the problem though, i dont have enough linux experience to make that claim.

anyone want to touch on this matter?

i would like to stop using my Live Eval 9.0 and get back on my regular linux Pro!

Last edited by jeffjone; 05-03-2004 at 10:46 PM.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 11:01 PM   #4
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This can be due to several reasons, including an unclean reboot. Logging to a different desktop won't solve the problem? Try to move the folders .kde and .gnome out of your home and see what happens (don't delete it, just move).
Creating a new user can be a good idea.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 10:42 AM   #5
aden
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Unhappy Cannot Login in SuSe 9 Pro!!!

I have exactly the same problem.. It says "Cannot write to $HOME directory permission denied".. buat I tried to log as root and change the permission in home folder ofmy account it didnt solve the problem....

Any Ideas?? Pleaseee... I am new to this Linux thing..

Btw Is RedHat 9 better than Suse 9?? which one is best??

Thanx
 
Old 05-04-2004, 12:55 PM   #6
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Which permissions did you guys set? there are read, write and execute permissions, as well as the owner, group and others.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 08:17 AM   #7
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SuSE Login Problem

I have experienced the same thing. When it first happened, I created a new user and moved all of my files under my new user profile. Now, the new user I created won't login (after months of working fine) and I'm looking at creating ANOTHER new user!? I've tried going into admin functions but I cannot find a location to reset user/password info, just limited options. I wonder if this issue has been addressed with 9.1?
 
Old 05-23-2004, 09:53 AM   #8
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Thumbs down

I have wiped my linux drive completely, and done the FTP Install rather than my disk install, and it worked for two logins FLAWLESSLY and then it started doing that again.

Just to clarify some things.. Do you guys run nVidia cards?
i have a suspicion for some reason...
i got a pny fx 5200 here i dont know if it might be cuzz of that though.

 
Old 05-28-2004, 07:29 PM   #9
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finally a solution

Hi all:
I was facing the same problem. Then we figured out in the home directory or the root directory whichever login had this problem there was a .xinitrc with 0 bytes which was not supposed to be created before logging in. The simple solution is log in fail safe mode delete the .xinitrc log out restart and log back again n the system is all ready for use. Hope this will solve problems of many of u out there. enjoy )
Chethan Channappa
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Old 06-22-2004, 06:04 PM   #10
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I've been having the same problem. I haven't figured out what caused it exactly, but I figured out how to fix it. Since it would let me log into root, I did that. Then I backed up my user home directory (it has to be the same filesystem, otherwise stuff like Kmail won't completely back up all of your e-mails. I had this trouble when I tried to backup my Mail directory to a fat32 partition).

Then I deleted my original home directory (after verifying that everything copied, including hidden files). I then recreated my home directing from root and reset it to the appropriate user permissions (User: awol; Group: users) so KDE could write to it as I was logging in.

Since I copied my home directory under root, I had to then go back and reset permissions for my home directory backup and all subdirectories and files.

Then, I logged out of root and logged back in under my user account. I copied my home directory backup to my new home directory. If you do this through conqueror, it won't copy your hidden directories. So from command line, I then copied certain hidden directories that contained program preferences that I wanted to keep (like .gaim, .kde, .superkaramba, etc)

There must be something in one of those hidden directories that prevented me from logging in, but I'm still not sure which it is (I apparently didn't copy the bad directory).

I hope that makes sense, and helps a little.

AwoL
 
Old 06-24-2004, 02:23 PM   #11
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Re: finally a solution

Quote:
Originally posted by dotc
Hi all:
I was facing the same problem. Then we figured out in the home directory or the root directory whichever login had this problem there was a .xinitrc with 0 bytes which was not supposed to be created before logging in. The simple solution is log in fail safe mode delete the .xinitrc log out restart and log back again n the system is all ready for use. Hope this will solve problems of many of u out there. enjoy )
Chethan Channappa
UTDallas

This solution works perfectly. Thanks.

Osiris
 
Old 07-09-2004, 03:58 PM   #12
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Hi all:
I was facing the same problem. Then we figured out in the home directory or the root directory whichever login had this problem there was a .xinitrc with 0 bytes which was not supposed to be created before logging in. The simple solution is log in fail safe mode delete the .xinitrc log out restart and log back again n the system is all ready for use. Hope this will solve problems of many of u out there. enjoy )
Chethan Channappa
UTDallas


That worked perfectly.....thanks!
 
Old 07-20-2004, 08:52 PM   #13
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man this tips rocks! solved my problem, very happy abt it! zillion thanks...
 
Old 09-17-2004, 04:53 AM   #14
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Thumbs up Thanks Everyone

I want to thank you guys for the excellent feedback---made my day! It's nice to have a place to go when ya get into trouble.
 
  


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