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Old 01-21-2004, 04:56 PM   #1
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Angry Simple For Most, Hard For Me Please Reply


My technician setup a user login name & password for me in SuSe 7.0 personal. The other day I tried to login and it accepted the password and IT TAKES ME BACK TO THE LOGIN SCREEN... when i try other passwords it says invalid password... the only way is to login to ROOT and I found the menu that has USERS but I dont see anywhere to create a new user and or fix my old username and password.

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Old 01-21-2004, 05:02 PM   #2
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How come you just dont log in as root, bring up a terminal window, and type: "passwd username" to change the password?
 
Old 01-21-2004, 05:15 PM   #3
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Log in as root, open a terminal or console, and adduser <user name>. Follow the prompts and you'll have a user created in no time. You'll be able to create a password for the user as well. Log out of root and back in as your user. Enjoy!
 
Old 01-21-2004, 06:32 PM   #4
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I changed the password... but it didnt solve my problem... still kicks me back to login screen...
Next, tried creating a new user but couldnt figure out how to do it...
In the Konsole I typed:
adduser <dragon>
adduser dragon
adduser
<dragon>
NONE OF THESE SEEMED TO WORK--> SYNTAX ERROR NEAR UNEXPECTED TOKEN

please help
 
Old 01-21-2004, 07:58 PM   #5
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whats the command for adding a new user... see problems above... thanks
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:12 PM   #6
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Try this:

useradd dragon

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Old 01-21-2004, 10:14 PM   #7
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fancypiper yah!
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:19 PM   #8
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problem still not fixed... bad diagnosis

after I signed on with my "new" user name it said creating desktop... and i said ok then i got an error message:
! could not create ~/.kde/share/apps/kfm/magic

ok

then i click and i am stuck all i see is console log for linux at the bottom right and god only knows if i can use that one day.

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Old 01-21-2004, 10:23 PM   #9
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look at the file /home/dragon/.xsession-errors and it should have the error logged.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:25 PM   #10
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Does /home/dragon exist?

As root try:

chown dragon.dragon -R /home/dragon

Then log in as dragon again. If it doesn't work then, perhaps SuSE has a different tool or you need to do some other stuff. See O'Reilly's useradd command.

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Old 01-21-2004, 10:31 PM   #11
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bash-2.04# chown dragon.dragon -R /home/dragon
chown: dragon.dragon: invalid group

bash-2.04# /home/dragon/.xsession-errors
bash: /home/dragon/.xsession-errors: No such file or directory
bash-2.04#
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:31 PM   #12
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Are you sure kdm, gnome or another desktop was installed? You might be having trouble because (from your example, at least) you're trying to use the kdm desktop, when only gnome is available. (This shouldn't be a problem, because kde shouldn't be an option unless it's installed.)

My general reaction would be to call the technician back, and give him/her an opportunity to right their mistake. If they give you a hard time, stop payment on the check, see your supervisor, find a new tech, or a large brick to hit him/her in the head with. If someone else set up the system, the least you should expect is the ability to log in. If that's not working, then the tech isn't doing their job. If you get a hard time from that person, it's time to raise hell, in whatever way is appropriate.

One thing that might be a possibility, is that the tech doesn't "approve of" Linux. To some IT personnel, Windows is the "only way", and they see Linux as a way to stifle their qualifications. (It's bass-ackwards, but sadly true.) In other words, your tech might see linux as an excuse for management not to send him/her to those "valuable" Windows 2003 classes which the tech might see as necessary to their ability to find a better job.

Plainly put, for various reasons, your tech might want the Linux installation to fail. One thing that might make this obvious is the fact that they are still using 7.0, instead of a newer version. This is not necessarily true, but it's a consideration. (The tech might also view 7.0 as better tested, a legitimate reason.)

Basically, I'm suggesting that you should separate your tech from Linux. There's simply no good reason for this, and you need to know why it happened, and react accordingly. The hard part is separating incompetence from intentional undermining.

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Old 01-21-2004, 10:36 PM   #13
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hey guys when it tries to bring me into the X interface my monitor says hor 50 and vert 00... before it boots me back to the login screen... I have logged into that user before i started toying with trying to change the screen resolution and have checked the monitor freq. and they are not correct which i think is the reason for me not being able to change my resolution... I just thought that might help us out?

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Old 01-21-2004, 10:44 PM   #14
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What happens if you log in as root and you type the command

mc

Does Midnight Commander run?
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:48 PM   #15
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Glancing through a few Google hits, I see that SuSE's useradd command doesn't create your users home directory.
 
  


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