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Old 11-21-2003, 06:58 AM   #1
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Logging in and getting login prompt again


Hi,

RH9. The only things I did since my last login was an 'up2date -u' (after about 1 week to 10 days of no updates) and I installed America's Army, which made me edit an nVidia file in /etc. I noticed the whole XFree86 got updated from RHN, so I rebooted the machine. Now when I log in I give correct username and password, but as soon as I do, the login prompt returns afresh.

This is only happening on my normal user account. Root can log in fine. This is a text log in, not a graphical login.

I thought it was the password, but I changed that and I still get the same result. I also tried ssh'ing into the box, but I get "connection closed" as soon as I provide the info.

I'm stumped.

Thanks for any help.

Dave

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Old 11-21-2003, 10:58 AM   #2
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have you tried reconfiguring the Xfree86 congiguration? ie: changing it back to the way ist was before?
 
Old 11-21-2003, 11:07 AM   #3
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have you tried reconfiguring the Xfree86 congiguration? ie: changing it back to the way ist was before?
Thanks for the reply. No I haven't. Though I'm not sure if XF86Config will have much to do with this, since the problem occurs before any graphical environment is loaded. Also, if I log in successfully as root, I can get an X session with no problem.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 04:34 PM   #4
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Anyone else seen similar behavior? This is wack. I'd like to not have to re-create my user account....
 
Old 11-21-2003, 04:38 PM   #5
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Okay, I created a brand new user account to log in with and got the same damned thing, enter passwd, hit "enter" and get the username prompt again. Odd.

Gonna re-edit that nVidia file to see if that isn't it.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 04:43 PM   #6
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Okay, it was that file. The file was /etc/security.console.perms . For some reason the nVidia README told me to comment out a line in there, but that caused this problem. *phewww!*

Glad that's over.
 
  


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