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Old 06-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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Can't login after install of lxdm--no access to cli

I installed Arch i686 Aug 2011 version. I installed xfce4 and was using lxdm. LXDM is placed in daemons in /etc/rc.conf.

When I get to the login screen and enter password, loopback occurs and asks for password again. I can't get to my desktop, or a command line to correct the issue. (It worked fine on a previous install)

I have Arch installed along with Ubuntu so I am using Ubuntu's grub2 to boot Arch. I've tried various changes to grub, including Single and text, but can't get to a command line.

I've had the same issue with slim on a previous install.

What can I do besides reinstalling Arch?

EDIT: I chrooted from ubuntu and made the necessary changes to boot. But would still like to know other ways to do this.


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I can't get to my desktop, or a command line to correct the issue.
Ctrl Alt F2. or Ctrl Alt F3 etc. will put you in a shell.
Ctrl Alt F7 to get back to GUI.

LXDM is placed in daemons in /etc/rc.conf.
Display managers get launched from .xinitrc or manually


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