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Old 09-01-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
maginotjr
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PLease ! Help about GDM


Hi ! Thanks for reading this, I hope you can help me!

After recompiling the kernel (version 2.6.8.1) and rebooting the system I get the follow problem: The linux system starts ok, but when it comes to start the GUI it starts to blink the screen until come to an error saying it could not be abble to open the default font 'fixed':
Coul not init tont path element unix/:7,
Fatal server error:
Could not open default font 'fixed'

After some search on google the only solution I found was uncoment the FontPath "unix\:7100" on the xorg.conf file...
after that I can now star the GUI but I cant login using my normal user, only can login as root... :/

When I try to open a session using my normal user I get a message saying that the "GDM could not write to your authorization file(...)"

Im trying everything to login as I used to do before, but nothing seens to work... I try searching on google for some answer but it only makes a mess in my head :/

pLease! Anyone who can help-me, do it ... I will be very thankfull !

thks! [ ]'s
 
Old 09-01-2004, 01:18 AM   #2
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not sure what file its trying to write to but try as root:

chmod a+w ~/.*

let me know if it works.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 01:37 AM   #3
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:(

didnt work :~

When I try to login with my user (maginot) on the login shell (ctrl+alt+F2) I get the follow msg after enter the login and pw :
No directory /home/maginot!
Loggin in with home = "/".
-bash: /home/maginot/.bash_profile : Permission Denied
-bash-2.05b$

 
Old 09-01-2004, 02:05 AM   #4
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you may have missed something in your kernel compiile. try a make oldconfig and see how that works.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 12:34 PM   #5
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Maybe I'm missing the point but what has a kernel compile to do with
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When I try to login with my user (maginot) on the login shell (ctrl+alt+F2) I get the follow msg after enter the login and pw :
No directory /home/maginot!
Loggin in with home = "/".

-bash: /home/maginot/.bash_profile : Permission Denied


What I'm getting from this is that /home is on a separate partition, and is not mounted (which would be the most fixeable of the possibilities), or that /home has been totally deleted somehow (which wouldn't be fixed with a kernel recompile).

If /home is on a separate partition, log in as root and try to mount it. If it mounts, fix /etc/fstab or your automatically-loaded modules (is /home on a RAID or SATA partition?). OK, I admit, if that's the problem, then a kernel recompile might be in order.

If /home should be on the regular / partition, but isn't being found, log in as root, do an ls and see what your filetree looks like.

Last edited by motub; 09-01-2004 at 12:35 PM.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 02:27 PM   #6
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Create another user and see if they can login. If root and user is valid, then rename your .gnomeorkdeorwhatever folder. Find out what works. I would think since root can login, then X is fine.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 08:10 PM   #7
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Well, I just installed other distro and now everything its okay... I backup my files before and now its everything on the right way...


But, answering the points above, my home folder was mounted and it was in the same partition, loggin in as root was the only way possible for me to do any loggin, and all files was visible as root, I tried to make another user, but even after I do it the problem still keeps occouring ...




But there is no need for worry anymore, like I said, I installed other distro and everything is very smooth... thanks for the helps!

[ ]'s
 
  


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