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Old 09-02-2004, 06:09 PM   #1
swoolfolk
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Maybe someone can help me also. I have just installed Linux 10.0 and rebooted. Everything loads just fine, but I canít login at all. I try root and my password and get root@(hostname):~#
Iím really new at this and donít have a clue as to what to enter after the ~# . I have been running Mandrake 9.2 and used the same passwords in Linux 10.0. Thanks, Shap

Back again (about 5 hours later) and much reading.

Tried CTRL + ALT + F2 to re-config. Followed step by step directions.

Entered CTRL + ALT + F3 but had to log in as root

Entered startx

received this back (dark screen) then

fatal IO error
contact http://wiki.Org
root@hostname:~#

Right back where I started. I have re-installed this 3 times now and changed my hostname to something other than "hostname" each time. If I'm missing something or entering a password(or NOT entering a password) correctly I sure haven't found it. I used the Slackware 10.0 which I understand is one of the better distributions. I can't find what to enter at that last prompt??



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Old 09-03-2004, 02:59 AM   #3
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Attempt this. Log in to where you get the # sign. Then do
adduser USERNAME -m -G users -s /bin/bash

then type in 'exit' It should then be back at a login: thing. Type in the name you put in for USERNAME, and it will not ask you for a password. Then type in startx and see if it loads. You are not supposed to run X windows as root user, so perhaps that was your problem. If X still does not load, type exit, log in as root user, and run 'xf86config'. If that doesn't do anything, then you are running xorg. I forget what the configuration script is for xorg, I apologize.
 
  


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