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Old 08-24-2003, 06:14 PM   #1
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Unhappy I can not login to any local users accounts, except root.


I don't know what I did, but I can not login to any local users accounts, except root. Here's what I've done so far.

1. Killed my login manager using CTRL+ALT+F2, followed by 'init 3'
2.Logged out from XServer using 'Exit' at command prompt
3.tried logging in to a user account 'justin'

At this point I get the following message.
'No directory /home/justin! Logging in with home="/"
bash: /home/justin/.bash_profile: Permission denied'

4. I tried starting my window manager with 'startx'

I get the following message:
'Fatal server error:
Serer is already acive for display
If this serever is no longer running , remove /tmp/.xo-lock and start again.'

I'm currently running Redhat 7.3 on an i386, KDE is my default desktop, but have GNOME loaded also.

I checked the permisions for the /home and /home/justin directory and their all set to
/home drwxr-xr-x
/home/justin drwx------

Please help. Thanks,
Old 08-24-2003, 09:08 PM   #2
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ctrl+alt+f2 put you into a different virtual terminal. typing exit there logs you out of that terminal. X is still running on f1. To get back to it ctrl+alt+f7

What does the line say for the user justin in /etc/password?
Old 08-24-2003, 11:58 PM   #3
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from the error sounds like you might have deleted your home directory(/home/justin) or maybe the entire /home directory.

Make sure those are there.

If they are not there then an easy way to replace it would be typing this(as root):

userdel justin
useradd -m justin
passwd justin
Old 08-25-2003, 06:15 AM   #4
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Yes /home/justin exists.

And the password is correct, b/c if I type in a wrong password Linux will let me know.

Old 08-25-2003, 10:21 AM   #5
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What user is the owner of /home/justin? If it isn't "justin", then he's not going to be able to change to that directory during the login. That would explain the "directory not found" message.
Old 08-25-2003, 10:23 AM   #6
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Are the permissions correct for /home and /home/justin? Try:

cd /; ls -ld home
It should say something like:

drwxr-xr-x root root 4096 home

Then do:

cd home; ls -l
It should say something like:
drwx------ justin justin 4096 justin

If you don't have execute permissions for /home and /home/justin, then you can't enter them.
Old 08-25-2003, 03:22 PM   #7
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The permissions for HOME are
drwxrwxrwx root root

and for /HOME/JUSTIN
drwxrwxrwx justin justin

Even if I create a new user I still get the problem.
Old 08-25-2003, 03:33 PM   #8
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can you su to justin? (su - justin)


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