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Old 04-21-2007, 08:16 AM   #1
sipickles
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OpenSuse 10.2 login problems for total newbie


Hello,

I am an exeprienced windows user finally succumbing to the linux recommendations. Unfortunately, it is proving frustrating....

I had an installation working, but had major network internet problems, so I reinstalled.

Now I get the blue opensuse login screen. I cannot log in with my username and password. I have not forgotten my details, since I can successfully log in in console mode.

Can anyone help a disheartened newbie?

Thanks

Si
 
Old 04-21-2007, 08:27 AM   #2
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Log in as "root" and use the root password. Then, update the user account using YaST: Security and Users --> User Management.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 08:39 AM   #3
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Well, I can log in as root, and get to YaST.

I reentered the user details but it still wont accept my login.

It doesn't say log in failed, the screen goes blank and then the log in screen appears again.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 09:01 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sipickles
Well, I can log in as root, and get to YaST.

I reentered the user details but it still wont accept my login.

It doesn't say log in failed, the screen goes blank and then the log in screen appears again.

This happened to me once

I wasnt allowed to read or Write to the users Home directory.

Since you are able to log in as root successfully
you have 2 options
Create a new user using above method.
or
Change permissions on the /home/user folder and all files so that you have full read write access.






Code:
The change permissions you can use the gui KDE? open your folder /home/user

select everything right click > Properties
Choose 
Permissions
Type your username in Owner
type Group  as users

Set Access Permissions 
Owner View/Read/Write
Tick Apply to sub files and folders
or much easier method [swap username with your usename]
as root from a command line type

chown -R username:user /home/username
 
Old 04-21-2007, 04:12 PM   #5
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I agree that in this situation deleting the old user and creating a new one makes the most sense.
 
  


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