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Old 01-12-2006, 06:43 PM   #1
BobNutfield
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Unable to log in


Hi everybody,

Hope I can get some help with this problem. I upgraded my Fedora Core 4 to KDE 3.5 and I cannot log back in on my user account screen. There is one other user who can log in fine (as well as root). The log in photo is gone but my name and log-in name are shown. When I try to log in it goes to a blue screen for thirty seconds and returns to the login screen.

All seemed ok when I rebooted the computer but this has just cropped up.

Anyone with any ideas on how I can restore my log-in?

Thanks for your help,

Bob
 
Old 01-12-2006, 06:49 PM   #2
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log in as root and see if you are still a user, if not re-add yourself....don't know how you got removed though, sounds weird
 
Old 01-12-2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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Probably something in your user's KDE startup files causes a fatal error with the new KDE version. Try archiving your .kde directory and your .kderc (moving them out of your home directory) and logging on. KDE will recreate them.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 02:27 PM   #4
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Unknown errors after installing KDE 3.5

As mentioned in my last post, after installing KDE 3.5 on redhat update, I cannot log back in. My user name is still on the login screen but the photo has been removed. When I try to login, the screen goes to blue for 30 seconds and returns to the login screen. All other users can log in OK.. When logging in without X (text screen) I can log in fine and can access my files in my home directory, so I have not been removed from the system, just not allowed on the graphical desktop, GNOME or KDE. When I type "startx" I get the following:

Keymap 0: Permission denied
Keymap 1: Permission denied
Keymap 2: Permission denied
Keymap 3: Permission denied
KDSBENT - operation not permitted
Xlib: Connection refused by server
Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1
giving up


I have been using Linux only for a little while, but this is really strange to me. It seems I have been locked out for some reason.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this?

Bob
 
Old 01-13-2006, 02:34 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by btmiller
Probably something in your user's KDE startup files causes a fatal error with the new KDE version. Try archiving your .kde directory and your .kderc (moving them out of your home directory) and logging on. KDE will recreate them.

Did you follow what btmiller said?
 
Old 01-15-2006, 04:17 PM   #6
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Try logging on console ALT-CTRL F1 as user or root and try to start KDE using
Code:

Code:
startx
You may need to do something like:
Code:

Code:
# kdm --nodaemon 
# pkill kdm
Just not to restart kdm or different diplay manager you use (gdm, xdm)...

after that post content of .xsession-errors file that you find in home directory of affected user.
It may be also helpful if you send content or last 10 lines from /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.

All the best.
 
Old 01-17-2006, 03:10 PM   #7
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Thanks for all your suggestions, but for some reason the problems lies in a setfont: error at boot time. If I go to a text screen and try to restart, I cannot do it from regular user or root. The setfont error says it is missing libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4). Any googling to this file leads me to glibc-2.3.93 which is already installed. The bug fix was supposed to be an upgrade to kbd-1.12-12.1, which I did from source rpm, to no affect.

Any other ideas would certainly be appreciated.

Thanks
Bob
 
  


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