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Old 12-22-2008, 12:05 AM   #1
linuxlover.chaitanya
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Cant login into Hardy...Screen hangs up at login screen


Hello all,

I have a desktop running Hardy and till friday it was running good. Today is monday and I guess it has got monday blues like I get every monday at work.
Today I tried to start it as usual but it just refused to go further than login screen. I just can not login. It just hangs it there. I do not know what has gone wrong. I did not change anything since friday and no one else uses it. Theres nothing in logs that could give any idea. It just hangs without any reason and is still on the login screen for ever. It does ask my username and password but then it does not go further.
But to my surprise I tried logging in with root and it gave me expected error that system administrator is not allowed to login from gnome.
Any ideas????
 
Old 12-22-2008, 12:47 AM   #2
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Get to prompt, login as root and try running fsck -f.
 
Old 12-22-2008, 08:26 PM   #3
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Unhappy can u boot to recovery mode

in grub list can u find recovery mode to boot
if works,
1. try to edit sudo /et/gdm/gdm.conf
2. find string named "allowroot", default value wud be false, make it true
3. save , nw u can login as root thru login window

But sorry dude, i cudnt find anything why ur login hangs !!
 
Old 12-22-2008, 11:01 PM   #4
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You do not understand the problem I guess. I do not need to login using root. I know it is not allowed for security reasons. And I dont intend to change it and risk my system. I went through the logs and it said I should be force checking the file system since it had not been checked.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 06:05 AM   #5
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Talking Hey dude , i just mention it

I just mention hw u can login as root as similar user, probably u didnt read my whole thread, sorry to inform that i cudnt find answer for ur query but i told just hw u can login as root ,

Thats it!! Sorry if i'm wrong, let me try then ur prblm..
 
Old 12-23-2008, 07:18 AM   #6
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I know how to change the settings if I need to login using root in UI. But I really do not need that. I was unable to login using my normal username and password for some strange reasons. It asked me to fsck as it had not checked the file system for some previous mounts. I did that and solved the problem.
 
  


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