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Old 07-26-2004, 04:29 PM   #1
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Login issue - root only


I'm running Slackware 9.1, with KDE 3.1, and using a gui login. I think it's KDM. ???

Anyway, up until recently I've been login in solely as root, mainly for administrating my lan webserver and teamspeak server. About fifteen mins ago, I tried to switch user, which took me back to the login screen.

I selected a user, typed the password and hit 'Go!'. It is the right password, no error is displayed, however the screen turns black for roughly ten seconds and it flashes back to the login screen. This is true for all users with the exception of root, which logs in fine.

I've tried setting the session type to things other than kde, same result. I also tried logging in from the console, it logs in and instantly starts the x server and shows the login screen...
 
Old 07-26-2004, 04:55 PM   #2
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do the other users have home directories?
 
Old 07-26-2004, 05:01 PM   #3
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Yes they do.

I've been able to login as them before, just recently it seems
 
Old 07-26-2004, 06:29 PM   #4
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what changes have you made?
any upgrades or patches?
 
Old 07-27-2004, 03:01 AM   #5
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none. It all worked last week, just come back off holiday and now it doesn't... Changed nothing. Oh, I installed AMSN as the root user.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 04:00 AM   #6
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Delete .ICEauthority in your user dir. Logout root and login as user. Should work again now.......
 
Old 07-27-2004, 04:10 AM   #7
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Still no... I went to /home/thomas as root and deleted .ICEauthority tried to login as thomas but same result.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 04:32 AM   #8
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I checked .Xauthority and .Xsession-errors for clues, but both are empty, should they be?
 
Old 07-27-2004, 04:34 AM   #9
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Posted by eviltama some time ago:

i came up with a solution... well actually i read it somewhere ages ago and it worked and i forgot to post it.. then when i happened again i was like *tearing hair out* so yeh..

the solution as i remember it was to delete .ICEauthority, .mcop , .mcoprc and the symbolic links between the kde files in /tmp. it was somethign like that anyway. The explaination i originally found went something along the lines of 'broken symbolic links' and 'it regenerates the files after a restart'... so yeh hope it helps someone else.

This came from a thread discribing a similair problem. Most of the time deleting .ICEauthority is enough. Perhaps you have to try deleting all the stuff, worked for me back then. Just search for all those files and get rid of them.

original thread this came from:



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Old 07-27-2004, 04:51 AM   #10
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Sigh... I searched for .ICEauthority, .mcop , .mcoprc and deleted all occurances of them. Still the same.... I don't get why it's doing this, it worked fine last week, only change is installing aMSN...
 
Old 07-27-2004, 04:57 AM   #11
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Also, newbie questions, how do I delete the 'symbolic links'?
 
Old 07-27-2004, 05:18 AM   #12
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same as the rest

rm -f filename

(rm -f /home/tbomb/.ICEauthority)
 
Old 07-27-2004, 05:33 AM   #13
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Tried setting up a different user (in root: kuser and add a new one) login in to that new account should give no problems. If it does your problems are bigger and the above probably wont work.....
 
Old 07-27-2004, 07:02 AM   #14
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I created a new user, test, and the results are....


exactly the same

[EDIT]
Sorry, not exactly the same, the screen doesn't flash to login, the login box disapears and.... well, nothing, blank screen except for the wallpaper.

Last edited by TBomb; 07-27-2004 at 07:03 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 07:59 AM   #15
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Oh... Kind of stupid on my part, think I igured it out

I'm running it on a very small HDD, a 4 or 5 GB!- It has no problems running on this, but space gets taken up quite easily, and I often have to wipe some personal files I no longer need before the disk is completely full.

I forgot to clear up some space, getting kind of crowded on there:


thomas@thepenguin:~$ startx
usr/X11R6/bin/startx: line 134: cannot create temp file for here document: No space left on device
usr/X11R6/bin/startx: line 134: cannot create temp file for here document: No space left on device

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I'll just delete some files I no longer need and try again, see what happends.
 
  


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