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i am using mandrake 10 and i am absolutely pissed of by it right now:
first of all i got the following problem which i posted a few hours ago:
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i noticed a really strange error in mandrake 10:
when i start the control center (e.g. to configure network stuff), i get prompted for root password, when i enter the root password, the control center screen says it is loading, but nothing happens, it stays in the state of loading........and i have to kill the process
now the really strange thing about this:
this only happens when i started some other processes before e.g. firefox, xmms etc., if i open the control center right after i logged on to the system, the control center starts without freezing!
when the control center crashes (or whatever one can call this behaviour) , i still can start the control center applications manually by typing
"harddrake2" etc. in the terminal, but waiting for the control center to crash is a nuisance and an inconvenience, so:
has anybody experienced this strange behaviour, too?
does anybody know how to fix this?
thanks in advance, dan
somebody posted i should reinstall some older rpms, but didnt say what older rpms...............
anyways, i got used to start the control center elements via console,
i installed mandrake yesterday (the installation was flawless and quick), today i installed firefox, java and eclipse which all worked fine, and then
i worked for a while with eclipse, after that i wanted to switch to root to install another programm.
when i was prompted for the root pass i typed it in, and the system said it was an invalid password, i logged out, the same , i restarted the computer, the same...........
in other words i dont get root access anymore, and i surely didnt do something like changing my password.........
how can the system all of a sudden change my root password?
mandrake is (or was) my favourite distribution, but right now i think this distro is absolut bullshit
could somebody please tell me how this could happen?
I don't know how it could happen, but you can fix it fairly easily if you still have your installation CDs. Try using them to boot into rescue or single-user mode. Then you can change the root password back to what you want.