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Old 07-02-2002, 02:04 PM   #1
Norseman57
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Login Problems for users


Please help me track down a login failure for Red Hat Linux v7.2 with KDE.
Currently, the only KDE gui login Linux recognizes is "root"
I (and several others) created user logins with the GUI user manager and the command line.

We ARE able to telnet, rlogin, and ftp'dfrom remote computers without problems. No local login through the kde gui.

We believe this may be a KDE gui error.

1. How do force Linux 7.2 to open to a login prompt rather than the KDE login?

2. Any other suggestions???

I run an AMD 900MHz w/512MB RAM. Linux 7.2 and KDE desktop.

Linux is installed with MOST options -- less mobile & development. The CDs are from the Osbourne Book "The Complete Reference, Red Hat Linux, Second Edition".
 
Old 07-02-2002, 02:43 PM   #2
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Re: Login Problems for users

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Originally posted by Norseman57
1. How do force Linux 7.2 to open to a login prompt rather than the KDE login?

2. Any other suggestions???
Well this clearly isn't a security question or concern but,

1. At a command prompt, init 3 will put you in multi-networking runlevel without GUI login prompt or edit your /etc/inittab file to read runlevel 3 instead of 5, next reboot it won't boot into gui.

2. Umm.. what type of errors does the regular users get ? That might help us determine the problem.
 
Old 07-02-2002, 03:14 PM   #3
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Thank you for your help with the init 3 and inittab file.

evidently, runlevel 5 equates to X11. We'll review the X11 rc files also.


what type of errors does the regular users get ?
At the gui login window,
1. "Login Failed" is one response.
2. momentary black screen then return to a fresh gui login window.

ALSO,
Please educate me which forum you feel this should be in. I'm new to Linux but have several years of Solaris and HPUX user/scripting knowledge.
 
Old 07-02-2002, 03:19 PM   #4
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I would test by entering runlevel 3 and see if the user's can login that way, if they succeed, then startx and see if it starts X with no problems at all. But it sounds like its not even authenticating the users with Login Failed message.

Oh, this would have probably have been better under Linux - General or Newbie section. But don't worry about it, the Security is mainly for security questions like ssh, linux vulnerabilities, ipchains.. and that sort of stuff, basically securing your Linux box.
 
Old 07-10-2002, 09:34 AM   #5
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I have experineced similar problem . Sometimes it works this
way .Remove the user without removing his home dir and create it again .
 
  


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