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Old 09-30-2004, 10:47 AM   #1
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KDM, GDM, XDM login problems

Hi folks,

I'm having the following problem:

I can't log into my box, using my usual username, from KDM, GDM or XDM.

Other users, including root, are not affected.
I can log by ssh, or from the virtual consoles, without problems (in my normal account).

So it would seem that one particular username (mine, unfortunately) is affected, but only when trying to log from one of the display managers.

I've looked in .xsession-errors : it's empty.
I've removed the .kde* files, thining they might be corrupt , to no avail.
I've been able to log in 'failsafe', though - but I'm quite vague about what this actally means. I understand the rc scripts are not run, so I sourced my .bashrc and /etc/profile to recover my usual environment.

So my questions are :

- does any one know what causes the problem, and what to do about it ?
- is there any problem in working in a failsafe session until the problem is fixed ?

I'm running SuSE 9.1.

My apologies if this question has already been asked (although I checked, of course :-)


Old 09-30-2004, 02:29 PM   #2
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were you using KDE and KDM, initially, coz if you were, you may need to check and see if all users are allowed to login from the GUI login manager. You can check by accessing the logint manager settings from kcontrol.
Old 10-04-2004, 12:14 PM   #3
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Hmm, I tried this but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

Thanks anyway!



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