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Old 06-25-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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slackware10.0 kdm error

i just installed 10.0 today, and i fixed everything up like i liked it. i set kdm to the default session manager. well, after i rebooted and kdm started up, it was giving me an error. i could type my user name into the first box, but i couldn't type my password into the second one. a messaged came up that said something like "shell not listen in /etc/shells". i looked at the file and it seems to be correct.

am i doing something wrong?
Old 06-25-2004, 11:48 PM   #2
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Did you remember to assign a login shell when you added your user?..........................This command will tell you the login shell associated with your user:
cat /etc/passwd | grep 'thegeekster' | cut -d: -f7
Obviously, replace my username, thegeekster, in the grep part of the command with your own username.......

The login shell returned by the above command should be listed in /etc/shells...............Mine, for example, is /bin/bash............
Old 06-26-2004, 12:13 AM   #3
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ok, it's working now. thank you


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