I'm running Mandrake 9.1 with LILO in graphics mode using Gnome as my desktop manager. When I use to log out of the system you have the usual choices of log out, which would take you back to the login screen, shutdown, and restart. All which worked as they should until I tried something. I was wanting to see Gnome as my default instead of KDE when it would come to the small login screen when booting into the system.
So I went into Mandrake Control Center and chose the BOOT section. In there it states "yes I want to auto login with this user, desktop" So I thought what the hell...here I can make it see me and Gnome and all will be good. Well I did it not realizing the word "auto" before login. so anyone that turns on the computer now would be me on the system. No no...
so I changed it back to " no, I don't want auto login" and now my login screen is for localhost only...full graphic screen instead of that small graphic screen I was used to seeing with gnome as my default. I thought...wow, this is what I wanted. I tried to log in as root just to see if I could and it won't except it. But now...when I want to get out, if I choose logout, it logs me out and puts me into the full screen login with localhost login only....I can't login as root in graphics mode like before with the small screen. If I choose shutdown, it doesn't shut down linux...it acts like it only logs me out and gets me back to the login window again, and restart is the same, it restarts.
Any idea how I can get it back to the default screen where I could login as root or myself and it was defaulted to KDE and then I can choose Gnome? I shoulda left well enough alone...but now that wouldn't be very adventurous now would it.
And beginning Linux is all about adventure!
Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.