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Old 10-20-2004, 03:29 AM   #1
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cannot login to gui mode..

i'm using SuSe Professional 9.1

During installation i created a normal user & assign it permission of auto login during the instalation setup.

after installation for few time i get the KDE desktop without entering password.But now after booting i get the login window & it ask for password for that normal user & when i enter the password the screen flashes & again take me back to the login window.This process take place again & again
i cannot get into KDE graphical desktop window for the normal user.

But i easily get the root kde gui after entering root & passwd for the same.
i can also easily get the user & root prompt on text console.

i set firewall to default(during installation) & Security Setting to home workstation(i use dial-up modem for internet).
where i get wrong?

i even try to assign it permission such as auto-login/password-less login in Control Centre-System Administration-ligin manager as a root but nothing seems to happen.

pls can u help me asap?

Old 10-20-2004, 06:31 AM   #2
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Something sounds screwy ... try creating another user to see if it still happens. You could also try deleting the user including their home directory and re-create it.

Old 10-21-2004, 02:40 AM   #3
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hi again..
someone said "These problems occur normally if you didn't close applications or processes properly on your previous login. You can resolve the problem by simply removing (or renaming) .kde and .kde2 folders from user's home directory. If that user is unable to login as any other windows or desktop manager as well, then .xinitrc folder or file need to be removed (or renamed). "
but i know that this problem occur everytime i re-install the OS. & i close each & every applications before logging out.
then why such problem arises again & again though i worked with RH8.0, FC1, Xandros 2.0 & MAndrake10.0... but never get into such error.
Old 11-08-2004, 09:23 AM   #4
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I have the same problem with my login after I installed a number of stuff. But all other logins and root are all well. I tried renaming the .kde-folder, but it didn't work. But after I tried it, I found out that also the other desktops didn't work. I wrote my password, pressed enter and ended up at the login-screen again quite quickly. BTW, the fail-safe desktop worked.

I haven't tried the tip with .xintric yet, though, but I'll do it today. If that doesn't work, I think the easiest thing is to delete the user.


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