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Old 05-26-2005, 10:11 PM   #1
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Angry Mandrake 10.1 logging in problem


im having trouble logging in because i specified no user and i put in the pass but it wont let me in. the screen just shakes. can i bypass this somehow?
 
Old 05-26-2005, 10:39 PM   #2
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press ctrl+alt+F1
u wil be dropped to terminal

add a user with the useradd comand

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Old 05-26-2005, 10:46 PM   #3
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ok so i type useradd (name here)
 
Old 05-26-2005, 11:01 PM   #4
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look for

man useradd

for all options
 
Old 05-26-2005, 11:07 PM   #5
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ok i tryed useradd Damo

it comes up with Password: _

it wont let me type anything. then i press enter and it says invalid password :S
 
Old 05-26-2005, 11:21 PM   #6
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hey when u went to that terminal
did u login as root

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Old 05-26-2005, 11:26 PM   #7
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yes i just figured that out now lol. BUT i cant figure out how to add users

it comes up as {localhost]# useradd

alot of other commands like [-r] but they dont work.

it just says unknown command
 
Old 05-26-2005, 11:45 PM   #8
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If you have the x-windows system working you could use the userdrake program to add users. Log in as root and run the program "mcc".
One of the modules you can add is for adding users. This is probably the easiest way. Normally a person wouldn't log into kde as root, but since you don't have a normal user yet, we'll all excuse it this time!

Note: The "mcc" program, stands for Mandrake Control Center. It is a link to the "drakconf" program. You can also select the "Mandrake Control Center" program from the KDE menu. It might be under "system".
 
Old 05-26-2005, 11:47 PM   #9
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ok ima give this 5 more trys before i go back to windows 2k
 
Old 05-27-2005, 12:00 AM   #10
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also u can try is to allow root to login

edit the
/etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc file
or
/etc/kdm/kde/kdmrc file

there are 2 options

hide users:remove root from here
and
allow root login :make false to true

restart dm

service dm restart

and go to GUI again by ctrl+alt+F7 and login as root

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Old 05-27-2005, 12:04 AM   #11
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OK the MCC thing worked!!! TY very much! but a new problem which ill open a new topic to
 
  


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