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Old 10-11-2003, 06:12 AM   #1
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Locked out of Redhat 9 at Graphical Login Screen


Hi Guys,

Well I'm a new to all this having just got my Redhat 9 working also internet working & email. I logged out went to login again and the Graphical Login Screen wouldn't accept my username or password, saying I was out of time an had too contact the Administrator. Have know Idea what to do. Had a look in a book I have but it doesn't mention this problem.
Hoping somebody can help.

Thanks

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Old 10-11-2003, 06:16 AM   #2
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you are the administrator of your comp.get on to root login and change the password.or add a new username............or whatever you want.
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Old 10-11-2003, 06:16 AM   #3
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You need to log in as root and then unlock the account. Also check that you haven't set any expiry time on the account.

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Old 10-11-2003, 06:18 AM   #4
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congrats

Congrats XavierP for becoming a guru.

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Old 10-11-2003, 06:21 AM   #5
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Thanks Arunshivanandan.

Just about to post to ask how to switch from Guru to Addict. Maybe I'll ask to switch back when I know more.......
 
Old 10-11-2003, 06:26 AM   #6
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xavier don't know how to do that could yer make it simple
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Old 10-11-2003, 12:43 PM   #7
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Login to Red Hat as Root.

Go to (from memory) System Tools (or Settings) and I believe that there is a user control panel in there. You need to find the setting which controls lockouts and the time period until an account expires.

Sorry I couldn't be more definite, but I have uninstalled RH and am running SuSE.
 
  


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