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Old 01-22-2004, 07:15 PM   #1
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Can Only Log in as Root!


I'll try to be very clear.

i had an existing user name that worked.
now when i log on to it... it seems to work... screen blinks and goes to black and then takes me back to the login screen. when i log in to a new user that i created in my earlier post it comes back to a blue screen one which seems to be the desk top.
then this is what it said:
creating directory:
/Desktop
ok

i clicked ok... then:
! could not create ~/.kde/share/apps/kfm/magic
ok

then it freezes on a blue background with a purple little box (bottom right) Console log for linux
it cannot be used

this problem started happening when i was trying to increase my screen resolution. maybe adjusting my cache?


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Old 01-22-2004, 07:51 PM   #2
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Please help ... sigh

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Old 01-22-2004, 10:09 PM   #3
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Im not sure but it seems you dont know what your doing . no but really i wish i could help but i cant even make a non working user . lol =)
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:21 PM   #4
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hmm... how did you modify the resolution? through wizards point and click or command line and config file editing?
 
Old 01-23-2004, 10:52 AM   #5
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modified the config file... i am not sitting at my linux machine right now but i think the file is XF86Config... I just changed 600x4?? (whatever the setting is) to 1024x768 every where... i also changed 8,16,24,36 to 24... still a newb sorry
 
Old 01-23-2004, 11:06 AM   #6
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can you login as root and the run 'su username' - replacing the username with one of you non-root user accounts?
If so, logout (ctrl+d) and then (as root again) run 'su - username' and see if that works.

the first one will switch to the user and stay put. the second will switch to another user and move to their home directory.

if any of the above don't work, then post what was returned instead.

Last edited by drws; 01-23-2004 at 11:07 AM.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 01:28 AM   #7
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are you missing cron tasks "somehow??"
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:18 AM   #8
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Hey guys I found the problem. My video card was crap. Something like 3D labs generic. Everything was different about the interface after that. Got a matrox. Works fine.
 
  


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