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Old 02-25-2007, 06:28 PM   #1
Jakman85
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Question Cannot Login as User OpenSuSE 10.2


When I boot up in KDE the screen flickers and then asks to login. Whenever I try to login as a normal user it just brings me back to the same login screen, but I am able to login as root. This has happened to me before in OpenSuSE 10.1, where I ended up deleting the user and adding another which made the system completely crash (it would completely error on boot). Not sure what to do.

Before it happened: I was copying DVDs with K9Copy. I then left it alone for a few hours and returned.

When it happened: When I returned it was at the login screen. Wasnt sure why so I just tried to login again and it just brought back to the screen. I rebooted and it still does it.

I am more than happy to give you information or log files, just let me know what you need. Thanks!
 
Old 02-25-2007, 06:48 PM   #2
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At the login screen, do CTRL-ALT-F1. You will see the command line, login as root and then do "init 3" (without quotes). After that, logout as root, login as your normal user and if you manage to login to the command line, run the command "startx". Post back any error messages.
 
Old 02-25-2007, 06:54 PM   #3
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A few things to try: Empty your /tmp directory. If no change, then check the permissions throughout your home directory. Next, rename your ~/.kde folder and log back in. If the issue persists, boot into a runlevel 3 and run the 'startx' command. This might provide some useful error messages. Check your ~/.xsession.errors file for useful entries.
 
Old 02-25-2007, 09:32 PM   #4
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emptying out the /tmp folder did the trick! :-D Hmm, does anyone know why the /tmp folder would cause such a problem? :-\
 
Old 02-25-2007, 10:27 PM   #5
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Quote:
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emptying out the /tmp folder did the trick! :-D Hmm, does anyone know why the /tmp folder would cause such a problem? :-\
It's a secret. Nah, you can just google around for some answers. BTW, in Suse you can goto Yast -> System -> Sysconfig -> System -> Cron -> CLEAR_TMP_DIRS_AT_BOOTUP and set it to do this automagically. Happy motoring.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 03:25 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xian
It's a secret. Nah, you can just google around for some answers. BTW, in Suse you can goto Yast -> System -> Sysconfig -> System -> Cron -> CLEAR_TMP_DIRS_AT_BOOTUP and set it to do this automagically. Happy motoring.
Not working for me. Clearing the /tmp is not working as well.
Tried everything in this page.
Can somebody help me ?
 
Old 09-07-2007, 03:10 AM   #7
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it just sucks, try 10.3 beta.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 06:43 PM   #8
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10.3 alpha works well, it just resembles 10.2 final version.
 
Old 09-19-2007, 12:47 PM   #9
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does this happen to 64bit suse 10.2 also?
 
Old 05-08-2008, 01:28 PM   #10
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hard drive is full

This is the behavior you see in SuSE/SLED/SLES if you have a full / partition.

Go to the command line and run df -h.
See if you have a partition at 100%.

For some, deleting the contents of /tmp regains enough space.
For others, you may need to delete some logs or something.

Good luck!
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