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Old 11-23-2003, 12:25 PM   #1
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SUSE 9 Login Issue - Looking For Pointers


I am in the process of making my laptop run SuSe 9.

I have come to a point where there is a new login screen and when I try to login as clove, it kicks me back to the login screen. If I login as Root I am ok.

I could just as easy, create a new user and kill clove, but are looking to find out what caused this problem. (so I know for the future)

I started to install the yahoo IM package from Yahoos site. It said for redhat. I think thats what caused my problem.

in looking around, after a failed login if I press CTRL + ALT + F1 I See something about Failed Services in Runlevel 5. On the right side it says.. cups (in red) and smbfs (in yellow)

can someone help me out?
 
Old 11-23-2003, 03:13 PM   #2
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That looks like a whole host of troubles.

A good source of information about troubles
is always /var/log ... do an ls -ltr and look
at the most recent files there....

Firstly, I don't think that ymessenger could
possibly kill the login for your user. As root,
enter
passwd clove
and set it anew ... maybe you had caps-lock
on when defining it? Also, try to login as
clove from the command-line interface to
see whether there's error messages that
X will hide from you.

As for CUPS, see above. There should be
a cups-specific logfile that should state what
kind of trouble cups was facing. Same for
samba.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-23-2003, 03:31 PM   #3
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ok great.. thanks... im gonna mess around, I 1/2 expect to need to reinstall a few times till i know what I am doing.. Thanks for the pointer...

I was also able to login through command line, by creating a new user I was ok.. im going to try and break it again.. My plan is to learn how to fix it//
 
Old 11-23-2003, 04:26 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by clove
ok great.. thanks... im gonna mess around, I 1/2 expect to need to reinstall a few times till i know what I am doing.. :) Thanks for the pointer...
Pleasure mate :}

Quote:
im going to try and break it again.. My plan is to learn how to fix it// :)
That's the spirit :}


Cheers,
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Old 11-23-2003, 07:14 PM   #5
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I have been having trouble logging in as well. It happens in kde. I have applied available patches. I can login as root most of the time. It happens randomly, kde hangs on the initialization step. I am using icewm as regular user now. I see nothing in messages.

SUSE 9.0
 
Old 11-23-2003, 07:28 PM   #6
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my system was set to auto login, then all of the sudded i see a strange login screen. then I login and it accepts my ID and PW but the screen shows the console then flips back to the login screen. if i log in as root or another user. it goes in fine..

is this the same issue you are having?
 
  


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