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Old 04-13-2006, 03:56 AM   #1
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suse 9.3 root cannot login in GUI mode


hii all,
I have been working in suse9.3 for quite some time now without any major problems.today when i logged off and tried to login as root .I was greeted with a black screen followed by the login prompt with no reported errors .I am able to login as root in failsafe mode but not in any GUI mode.When i start kde from the shell in failsafe.Kde starts but with few error messages.I "didnot" upgraded my OS recentrly and other users are able to login in KDE without any problems.

any help would be deeply appreciated
Thx
 
Old 04-13-2006, 05:36 AM   #2
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Has that ever worked before: logging in as root to the gui?
Any errors messages would be highly appreciated
 
Old 04-13-2006, 09:39 AM   #3
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Using the GUI as root is generally not recommended. There are better (safer) options to gain root permissions temporarily (su, sudo, kdesu). But this doesn't answer your question, I suppose.

I am not familiar with 9.3, but have a look at /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager if there is a setting that may prevent root access to KDE. I agree with muha: the error messages might be helpful. Have a look at /root/.xsession-errors and /var/log/kdm.log.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 10:40 AM   #4
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hi again
i have logged in as root user before there was no problem ,infact i have done it many times..the logged files mentioned are liitle big so i m giving a link for them
The .xsession-error file is empty
pls find kdm.log at http://profile.iiita.ac.in/atandon_b03/kdm.txt
and display manager file at http://profile.iiita.ac.in/atandon_b...laymanager.txt

also when i started kde in failsafe mode i get following messages
Kdecore(klibloader):WARNING:Klibrary:/opt/kde3/lib/kde3/kcm_kdnssd.so:undefined symbol:init_kdnssd
KWrited -Listening on device /dev/pts/1
libhal.c 911:Error sending msg:No property info.category on device with id /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/scsi_1_0_1_0
libhal.c 1205:Error sending msg:No property volume.disc.has_audio on device with id /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/block_8_2
These messages are repeated many times


Yes i know its not a good practice to work as root but i just want to rectify the problem
Thx

Last edited by morph_ind; 04-13-2006 at 10:51 AM.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 10:59 AM   #5
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Okay, I had this same problem with SuSE 9.1. Did you install Yahoo Messenger when you last logged on as root? If yes, then I have a solution for sure.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 11:39 AM   #6
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Yes, the yahoo messenger could be a problem.

Your log-files do not show any strange messages, so they do not help. The errors from console are also not very descriptive. I guess the libhal error comes from reduced hardware support in the failsafe mode. Nothing I would connect with login problems.

You could try to delete (backup!) some hidden files in /root, like .DCOP something. This usually helped with the yahoo messenger problem.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 01:08 PM   #7
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ok yes i realized i did install yahoo messenger before the breakdown... so which files should i exactly delete...
 
Old 04-13-2006, 01:30 PM   #8
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Delete a file named .xinitrc in /root. And try to login. Please let me know if it works.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 01:38 PM   #9
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Yes it worked everything is fine now everybody thx.. for ur help
 
Old 05-14-2006, 01:52 AM   #10
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Is there any other way to use Yahoo Messenger....?
me also got the same problem...
 
Old 05-14-2006, 02:42 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aYie28
Is there any other way to use Yahoo Messenger....?
me also got the same problem...
When u install yahoo messenger, don't select Yahoo messenger to run automatically when u log in to your Linux. Anyway, after deleting the .xinitrc file in ur home directory, your problem will be gone.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 01:15 AM   #12
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Thanks so much....it's work just fine now...
 
  


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