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Old 02-08-2003, 02:55 AM   #1
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cannot get to gnome or kde *bash shell is gone

i just installed linux. after that i uninstalled sendmail, mutt and fetchmail package. then the problem started: i can get my graphical logon screen but cannot logon even after putting correct userid n passwd. the same user-id n passwd i use for console mode and it works. And in the console screen (bash shell), if i type commands like 'ls' 'more' 'less' -- it gives the prompt that 'command not found'.

Is that I have uninstalled also some important package that time? is there any soln other than reinstalling the whole OS?

RED HAT 7.3 , PIII, Dual Boot (windows)
Old 02-08-2003, 12:12 PM   #2
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what is the message you get when you put your user name and password in the KDE prompt?
Old 02-08-2003, 04:01 PM   #3
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Try to login with failsafe instead of KDE, then check to see if /bin/bash exists. If it does type '/bin/bash' and tell us the output.
Old 02-11-2003, 07:21 AM   #4
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man thnx a lot for all ur suggestions. I was just missing a dot in my /root/.bashrc file.

Thnx again
Old 02-11-2003, 07:46 AM   #5
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Don't log in as root, you never need to do that and it's insecure
Old 02-11-2003, 07:48 AM   #6
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thnx mhearn i'll obey that


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