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Old 08-10-2002, 12:46 AM   #1
nerocon
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Lightbulb Total newb question


Once I installed Redhat 7.3 I got to the Xwindows login screen. I cant figure out my login >8( I tried my root login and pass, and i tried my kernal login and pass neither work >8( i tried them all in differnt order and same effect. Anyone tell me what iam doin wrong here?

Also when i type my pass, the cursor dosent move where it would normally type ******* is this normal?

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Old 08-10-2002, 01:22 AM   #2
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Re: Total newb question

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Once I installed Redhat 7.3 I got to the Xwindows login screen. I cant figure out my login >8( I tried my root login and pass, and i tried my kernal login and pass neither work >8( i tried them all in differnt order and same effect. Anyone tell me what iam doin wrong here?
what do you mean by kernel login.....If you have forgotten your pass or login log back as root in
single mode....make changes to /etc/passwd......read this:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=20048

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Also when i type my pass, the cursor dosent move where it would normally type ******* is this normal?

yeah this is normal for security reasons as they dont want passerby to even kow the number of chars
in your password.....
 
Old 08-10-2002, 02:09 AM   #3
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When I instelled it asked me for 2 differnt passwords, one was somthing about the kernal and other was for root. I made both differnt but neither work.

Thanks for the info and the link I think I can get it workin with that.
 
Old 08-10-2002, 02:51 AM   #4
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I got it, thx alot for the help A-Dummy. hehe turns out it was really a total newb thing didint relize the login it wanted was Root, or the user account setup at install hehehehe. Sorry to waste your time on such a trivial encounter.
 
  


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