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Old 10-11-2004, 02:00 AM   #1
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Graphical login fail, text login works

If I bang my head any more, I'll split my desk :-/

I am running mandrake 9.1 on my notebook right now, and I have been updating it like mad, so I don't know when this happened, but. . .

All of the sudden, I cannot log into my system in runlevel 5. I can reboot the computer, I can change init from 5 to 3 to 5 again, and I still cant log in. I am using the correct passwd (tpyed e a c h c h a r a c t e r very carefully) and I can log in with the text login in level 3 or by <ctrl-alt-fx>. But in the graphical greeter, it just keeps shaking at me.

Unfortunatley, I cant wrap my head around it enought to know what to look for, so Google-ing it is out, nor do I know what to look for on this forum, so if anyone has any suggestions as to where this info could be located, please redirect me

I can post any logfile or config file that may be needed

am using system ver:
Mandrake 9.1
from ISO
Dell Inspiron 2500

Thank you.

Old 10-11-2004, 01:20 PM   #2
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have you tried it with different users?

Also, if you want to get into X, you can go into init 3, login and then do startx.
Old 10-11-2004, 06:09 PM   #3
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Yes. . .I actually created a new user, just for that purpose. I have also reset the password, thinking that it may be a bad password file of some kind.


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