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Old 09-02-2008, 07:43 AM   #1
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Ultra Noob-stuck on Login screen after first reboot-Fedora9


Hi-I need someone to walk me thru Login fix. I successfully installed Fedora 9, when I reboot, I get text Login prompt: computer name login: however, during set up, I never establisherd a local user, and password. Therefore, whatever I type at the prompt yields: incorrect login errfor. I can however, login as root, b ut have no idea what to do from here.

Thanks,
Laurence
 
Old 09-02-2008, 07:46 AM   #2
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ok just press ALT+F2
login as root

then

Code:
useradd ted
then
Code:
passwd ted
then press
ALT+F7
or simple reboot and you should be able to login as ted
 
Old 09-02-2008, 08:16 AM   #3
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Hi-Ok I logged in as root, set up "ted" as user and password, rebooted, I now get a $ prompt: When I try "startX" I get a fatal error message and no GUI
 
Old 09-02-2008, 08:18 AM   #4
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Hi-Ok I logged in as root, set up "ted" as user and password, rebooted, I now get a $ prompt: When I try "startX" I get a fatal error message and no GUI
Post the error message. Also, startx should be all lowercase.
 
Old 09-02-2008, 08:23 AM   #5
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Errors like:
no screens found

xinit: connection refused (errno 111) unable to connecxt to x server
xinit: No such process (errno 3) Server error
 
Old 09-02-2008, 08:23 AM   #6
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Unable to find frame buffer device
 
Old 09-02-2008, 08:33 AM   #7
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Still stuck -Can't startx

Thanks all-I can now login with new user and password, but can't startx: fatal error, no screens found, unable to find valid framebuffer device, unable to connect to xserver. I was asked to consult log files for warnings, but don't know how to do this.
 
Old 09-02-2008, 08:39 AM   #8
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tail -100 /var/log/Xorg.0.log

BTW please post a link to your old thread, so I see what you are talking about.
 
Old 09-02-2008, 08:47 AM   #9
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Issue this command
Code:
X -configure
afterwards a new xorg.conf will be written.
And you'll get an Info on how to start as test with this new xorg.conf if it works just copy it over the old one
that is located /etc/X11/xorg.conf


-->

Code:
X -config /root/xorg.conf.new

Last edited by odcheck; 09-02-2008 at 08:50 AM.
 
Old 09-02-2008, 08:47 AM   #10
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I don't know how to post link. However, It's in Linux-newbie Login failure thread with Isaliveart
 
Old 09-02-2008, 08:49 AM   #11
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BTW: There about 3 Threads started from you "Ultra noob-Login failure" and this one and another
 
Old 09-02-2008, 08:52 AM   #12
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I can now login as local user, but startx command yields fatal error: as above
 
Old 09-02-2008, 08:59 AM   #13
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Thanks-I have to go out-I'll do as you say when I return -Sorry for ineptitude- BTW how do I copy over new X -config? must I go into a text editor-I literally have never done this stuff before-Thanks
 
Old 09-02-2008, 09:48 AM   #14
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Please post the output of
tail -100 /var/log/Xorg.0.log
 
Old 09-02-2008, 11:30 AM   #15
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I don't know how to post link. However, It's in Linux-newbie Login failure thread with Isaliveart
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Navigate to your original thread. Copy the contents of the address bar in your browser, then paste it into a reply here.
 
  


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