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Old 03-31-2004, 08:10 PM   #1
motorbelly
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Mandrake changed login screen and includes machine users


Wish I knew what I did, but now when I try to login to Mandrake 9.2 the graphical login screen looks a bit simpler and includes all the machine names, root, daemon, mail, etc, over a dozen of them.

When I try to login with root or my user name it begins to load, blacks out and comes back to the login.

I can drop to the prompt and login as root but I don't know what to look for.

 
Old 03-31-2004, 08:18 PM   #2
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What login manager are we talking about? xdm, gdm or kdm?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 08:38 PM   #3
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Woops.

KDM (e?)

Now I'm confused. It had been KD*

Haven't had it so long I forgot the spelling. Will I ever survive in Linux?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 08:51 PM   #4
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KDE is the Desktop Enviroment, KDM is the Desktop Login Manager.

This is most likely a mess up with kdms files then, usually under /etc/kde3/kdm or /etc/kde/kdm and in some systems /etc/kdm.

Unfortunatly these files vary from system to system, so the solution to your problem is probably mandrake specific. But look through the files for something obviously wrong?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:11 PM   #5
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I just tried it again, same result.

I ctl-alt-F1'ed to a prompt, logged in as root and tried startx.

I have an invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1kg

Don't know if that means anything...

I'll reboot and look for that kdm dir

Thanks mucho for the responses, leonscape.
 
  


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