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Old 07-15-2004, 11:59 PM   #1
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Rare problem - cant login into bash shell

Ok this is tricky one ... Im not new to linux but this problem is fairly new to me. For some reason fedora C1 doesnt want to give me access into bash shell with one of my accounts.

Here is the error message from .xsession-erros file from "yuri" account:
1. /etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp

2. /etc/X11/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/bin/X11/sessreg -a -w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l ":0" "yuri"

Those are the two error messages I have. I can log into "sh" but cant exec bash shell. But with other accounts including root i can use bash with no problems. I dont know whats up with this account.

Any help would be appreciated thanks.
Old 07-16-2004, 12:45 AM   #2
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Try this....

usermod -s /bin/bash yuri
Old 07-16-2004, 01:07 AM   #3
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ok basically i removed the profile and recreated it. It seemed to resolve the problem but this still kinda sux. I dont know why that happened in the first place.

I issued the command that 'je_fro' gave me but obviousely it didnt give me nothing on the new account. Thanks for help though.


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