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Old 09-07-2003, 07:19 PM   #1
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Disabled accounts on the login screen! HELP!!!!

Hi there,

I rescerntly helped my girlfriend install Mandrake 9.1 on her laptop. While she was playing with it, she accidentally set all the logins except 'nobody' to hidden, and I'm not quite sure how to get back in to the OS to set them back to visible. Is there anyways to login to the shell or to get it to display the root login at the graphical prompt so I can get in and solve this? I would think it would be fixable by the command line, or you could boot to command line and then launch KDE as root, and change it. Any help would be SOOOOOOOOOOOO appreciated!!!

Old 09-07-2003, 07:25 PM   #2
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umm, so what you r saying is ... the os starts, and you see everything loaded, and then a blank screen?
if you were using a graphical login, then cant you just
"ctrl-alt-f1/2/3/4/5/6" , and you should be taken to commdand-line.
Old 09-07-2003, 08:03 PM   #3
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Okay, sorry, it was a bit confusing. It boots all the way to the graphic login, but the only name displayed in 'nobody' and my girlfriend doesn't know the account password for that (Is there one?). So I assume if we get to the command line, we can login as root then load the GUI environment?
Old 09-07-2003, 08:09 PM   #4
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he just answered your question
use ctrl-alt-f1/2/3/4/5/6
to get into one of the virtual consoles, then login and do

telinit 3
Old 09-07-2003, 08:13 PM   #5
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if you're using kdm or gdm, you don't have to have the icon, you can type in the username if you remember it (ie root). Then just go into the manager for your system and "unhide" them.
Old 09-07-2003, 08:19 PM   #6
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That did it :-) Thanks a lot guys


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