Ubuntu 8.10 server log in prompt repeats
First off, new at the Linux thing but looks like I am not alone.
I have a Pentium machine with a dual boot of Ubuntu 8.10 server and XP. It is a simple box, mostly a file and print server for a home office. I boot into Linux once the house is asleep and start learning.
I have Webmin installed on the box to help me become familiar with what is what. After trying to share the printer over and over again I must of hit the wrong button. Now, when I boot into Ubuntu the log in box comes up, I type in my user name and password, hit enter, it pauses and the log in box comes up again. This happens over and over and over. Now, if I type in a wrong password I will get 'accessed denied' but the right password does not give any kind of message except 'username:'.
I can access it through webmin which is weird, I have tried resetting the password on my account several times, I have created a new user and password but that also just keeps the log in box repeating. There is no 'x' desktop installed, this is just plain server.
I can reinstall Linux and start over, no harm done, but would rather not.
Any insights? And thank you in advance.