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Old 07-12-2002, 08:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy I can't log into linux


I have Mandrake 8.2 set up and when it boots up it boots into run-level 5 (it boots up X and brings up that GUI login window where you can click on your username, type in your password and select the desktop environment you wish to use).

Anyways, tonight I tried logging in and it wouldn't work. I typed in my login name, password, and selected KDE as my desktop; but nothing happened. The screen flicked off and then back on again and it brought up the same GUI login window. I tried restarting X, but nothing seemed to work.

Has anyone else had this problem? Any solutions, other than reinstalling Mandrake?
 
Old 07-12-2002, 09:03 AM   #2
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1st possibility that I can think of, usually ask by helpdesk, 'Did you type your password correctly?'
 
Old 07-12-2002, 08:41 PM   #3
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1st possibility that I can think of, usually ask by helpdesk, 'Did you type your password correctly?'
Yeah, I am certain that I typed the password correctly. Usually if you type in the wrong password or login name it usually just gives you a message like 'Login failed'. But in this case I typed everything in correctly and it restarted X and went back to the GUI login screen.
 
Old 07-12-2002, 09:11 PM   #4
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just make sure that is it a password or a kdm problem.
Try logging into you system from one of the vtys. Type Ctrl-Alt-Fn to move to a vty.
If you can login from there, then this may be a kdm or the desktops problem. if you cannot login from there, then its a password problem, so from the same vty login as root and change the password.
 
Old 07-13-2002, 05:04 AM   #5
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Have you installed KDE? Try with another window manager...
 
Old 07-13-2002, 05:50 AM   #6
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Instead of using kdm to login, try startx from the command.
 
Old 07-14-2002, 09:33 PM   #7
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Login as root, and fix your passwd.
 
  


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