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Old 09-07-2003, 11:17 PM   #1
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KDM: 'Login failed' if not root


Hello. Having a problem with kdm. I can login just fine as root, but who wants to do that? When I try to use one of my other users no matter what kind of session I choose, I always get that boring old xsession (also the background stays whatever the kdm background was). Can anyone give me any suggestions?

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Old 09-08-2003, 05:28 AM   #2
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try killing X then typing at a prompt: "gdm" or "mdkdm"( I think), and see if you can login using them :-)
 
Old 09-08-2003, 09:12 AM   #3
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Hmm... I don't have gnome installed and mdkdm wasn't recognized as a command. I think I will try to reemerge kde first of all... If you've got any more ideas, shoot'em my way!
 
Old 09-08-2003, 02:46 PM   #4
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sorry i meant mdkkdm. im just trying to narrow down the search :-)
 
Old 09-08-2003, 08:35 PM   #5
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Thanks but I'm currently using Gentoo. I suppose I should edit my Distribution info! I am currently re-emerging kde and if it still doesn't work I may mess around with gnome and see if I can get that to work instead!
 
Old 09-10-2003, 05:00 PM   #6
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can you login by killing X then logging in as a user at the command prompt then typing "startx"
 
Old 09-10-2003, 07:41 PM   #7
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thanks guys! I seem to have gotten kdm working by reinstalling. I also found I can kill x by typing 'killall kdm'! Works very well. Thanks again for your help!!!
 
  


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