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King of Japan 10-12-2005 10:45 AM

Can't login at boot splash screen Suse 10
 
After I rebooted after installing Suse 10 (KDE) I get to the Blue Login Splash Screen.
I can't login in as a user and I can't login as root.
However, if I choose the console option I can login as user and su to root.

The optimal solution would for me to be able to login at the spash screen.
But I wouldn't mind if someone could tell me how to:

A: edit a file somewhere that would make me boot to a lower init number so I could just type startx and get into kde

or

B: At current boot splash screen go into Console and somehow stop the Xserver and start it again. If I type startx now, it doesn't do anything because I suspect it has already started. Maybe if I completely stop it and start it again I can get to a gui.

Thanks for any help.

King of Japan 10-12-2005 03:18 PM

Ok, I think I know what the problem is, fixing it is another issue.

It's an X11 issue.

when I try to startx from a command line it ends with

could not init font path element
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local,
removing from list

could not init font path element
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID,
removing from list

both directories are there, but neither one has a bunch of fonty thingies like the other directories in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/

So I guess I need to find the fonts or something.

anyone have an idea?

DarkWorm 10-14-2005 07:09 AM

Hello King of Japan,

first off, are these directories empty or do they contain something (other than font files)?
The preferred action might depend on that info.

Anyway, if you are just looking for the fonts - I think the fastest/easiest way to get them is to download a Knoppix CD, boot from it and copy the fonts from the knoppix system to the (empty?) dirs in the SuSE system.

Have fun.
D.

King of Japan 10-14-2005 07:59 AM

Well it still remains a mystery to me.
I ended up just doing a fresh install yesterday.
I was really trying to avoid it because the first install took nearly 2 days.
However the second time went smoother.

The directories that cried about the font path look the same now as they did before, so that wasn't the problem.

I just don't have a clue to what happened.
I just hope it doesn't happen again.
But thanks for your input.
I appreciate it.

DarkWorm 10-17-2005 04:00 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by King of Japan
Well it still remains a mystery to me.
I ended up just doing a fresh install yesterday.
I was really trying to avoid it because the first install took nearly 2 days.
However the second time went smoother.
TWO DAYS !!!?! =8-(_) (Where is the :shocked:-smily?)
May I ask on what hardware? I had a similar experience with SuSE 9.3 - an installation based on "full KDE" plus a lot of extra packages (but not all packages) took about 3 days on several IBM R50e laptops, I mean about 3 days each.I thought there was a problem with them, some linux-incompatibility perhaps. Would it be possible that this is normal? :(

Quote:

The directories that cried about the font path look the same now as they did before, so that wasn't the problem.

I just don't have a clue to what happened.
I just hope it doesn't happen again.
But thanks for your input.
I appreciate it. [/B]
You're welcome :) Please report what it was if you ever find out.

Have fun!
D.

King of Japan 10-17-2005 10:12 AM

I believe my problem was faulty media or something.
Everytime I tried to install, I'd get various RPM install failures.
I'd just have to watch closely, write them all down, and hope a real important one didn't fail.
Everytime a real important one did fail, I'd have to start over from scratch.
This is why it took 2 days.

King of Japan 10-18-2005 05:38 PM

Well it's done it again. However it's done it again differently.
Yes, that's right, it's *&(^$& up again the same way only differently.

I rebooted yesterday and now I can't login with the User Account, but this time I can login with the Root account. What the (*^$ gives?

If no one can help me out here, could someone direct me to a place where I could get help?
If I don't fix this in a couple of days, I'm going to try another Distro.

Riddick 10-18-2005 07:20 PM

when you log in as root open a konsole and do

su <your username>

see if your user exists.
If he doesn't do: "man useradd"
and then do a "useradd options options options username"

Riddick

P.S. I would get a new DVD or DVD Drive!

King of Japan 10-18-2005 08:31 PM

Yes the user name is fine.
I can login by the username in console.

The username isn't the problem.
It's getting into X windows.

DarkWorm 10-19-2005 07:43 AM

TRY KNOPPIX !!!

As soon as possible!

Use it for some time, save the config data to disk when you shut down the machine and re-load it from there when you boot Knoppix the next time - or just leave it on for some days, whatever you like better. And then see if it happens again. If not, you can also install Knoppix to the HD and I'm very confident that it will not take 2 days.

That said - do you say that you can install it, everything is fine for a short period of time and then, suddenly, weird things like the ones you described happen? If yes - do you perhaps have a faulty hard disk? You could run 'badblocks' on the not-mounted filesystem (while booted from CD), either (first) in readonly-mode or (next) in non-destructive rw-mode and see if it reports anything. Modern HDs try to re-map faulty sectors when possible (that is, when the next write access happens) so a readonly run of 'badblocks' might reveal some bad blocks and the non-destructive rw run MIGHT perhaps "repair" (= let the HD map them away) some of them. Depending on the results you might want to replace the HD anyway...

Good luck :)
D.

crashuniverse 11-11-2005 04:54 PM

same prob
 
hi king of japan
same prob here. can login by root, make another account, can c my old account,
yet cant login into that.

suse 10.0, kde 3.4.2

wht to do?

johncudd 12-05-2005 11:06 PM

same problem
 
I am experiencing the same problem in Debian. One day I logged out, and I could not log back in. It seemed to have trouble starting X. I could login at root, and create and edit new users, I could even see my old user account. I then decided to reinstall Debian and its only been a day since I've had it installed, and the same problem has happend, but luckily I created a second user account incase it happend again (so I wouldnt have to login as root). If someone could help that would be very nice. THANKS. :)


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