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Old 01-13-2004, 08:54 AM   #16
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ok, but i'm not using the gui interface, and i'm logging in as root cause i cant login as a user yet. i'm still working on that
 
Old 01-13-2004, 11:53 AM   #17
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use the command vi to open an editor and follow the instructions of my last post.

you can add a user with the command
adduser

it's one of the first things you should do.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 01:54 AM   #18
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ok, but i'm not using the gui interface, and i'm logging in as root cause i cant login as a user yet. i'm still working on that
Why can't you login as a user yet?
 
Old 01-14-2004, 06:31 AM   #19
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well, now i can. i had been missing the /etc/shadow file, but now i can login.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 08:55 AM   #20
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well, now i can. i had been missing the /etc/shadow file, but now i can login.
Just looked at that file. I'll have to read man pages, or search LQ, or Google to learn what it's function and meaning is. Looked rather confusing to me.

Glad you can login as a user. That's the most basic security function of Linux.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 05:45 PM   #21
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ok, even when i login as a user there's nothing on my desktop except a clock. does this mean i'm in either gnome or kde? if i left click with my mouse, there's a list of applications and stuff, but there's not much there. how do i get more stuff?
 
Old 01-14-2004, 05:52 PM   #22
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it sounds like you're in neither kde or gnome. Logout of X and try
startx /usr/bin/startkde

if kde is installed, this should start kde. If it says something like command not found, you don't have kde installed. To install it, use

urpmi kdebase

as root. This will install the basic kde stuff.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 06:05 PM   #23
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ok thx, one more problem with the gui interface...when i boot my system,i get a gui list of users to login as, and i try to login as root, or the other user account i created, so i select the name, type in the password, click on "login", the screen goes black, then goes back to the login screen. why is this? i can get around it by choosing "failsafe" instead of "linux" which boots it into single user mode, from there i can use the telinit 3 command to go to the other mode and from there i can login as root or as my user. but this is extra steps that i think could be avoided if i knew how, so if anyone can shed some light on the matter, i would be grateful.
thanks,
Elise
 
  


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