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Old 10-01-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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Fedora 13 accounts-dialog - accidentally removed login box

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I'm using Fedora 13 and I wanted to remove a particular user from options on the login screen since it was only meant to run certain processes and not to login as. I installed accountsdialog to use the new accounts-dialog program that I thought would do this for me. I selected one of the users and unchecked a box that I thought said to not show the user on the login screen, but instead it doesn't show the login dialog at all now. The screen boots up and there is the wall paper and the question icon for turning on Usability options. So now I can't figure out how to log back in with a GUI to fix it or how to find what file that program modifies to fix that either. Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance.
Old 10-02-2010, 04:45 AM   #2
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Try booting as a single user and check /etc/passwd to make sure that your user has a login shell. it is usually /bin/bash

A user with no login rights is given the shell /sbin/nologin

To boot into single user mode, edit the kernel arguments from the grub menu and add a space then 1 to the end of the line. This will log you in as root with no GUI.

Check the /etc/passwd file and edit it if necessary. If it appears to be correct, try running telinit 3 which takes you to run level 3. Log in as your user and try running startx.

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Old 10-07-2010, 05:58 PM   #3
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That worked perfect! thank you


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