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Old 09-01-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Fedora 17 login unresponsive

I am very new to Fedora and Linux in general. I just downloaded and burnt the .iso and had no issues during installation. However when everything was finished and I was at the main login screen, I enter my user name and password, I hit enter, but nothing happens except the password disappears and it stays on main page. Please help.

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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You're sure you using the correct name and password? Caps lock not on?
Old 09-01-2012, 10:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for quick reply.
Yes, I even totally re-installed and made new username and password to be sure (taking every key stroke carefully)
It's very strange because I will enter username and then password, hit enter, the password disappears, but the username I entered remains and absolutely nothing happens.

thanks again.
Old 09-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #4
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When you get to the log-in screen, try this:
Press Ctrl-Alt-F2
This will get you a "virtual terminal" with a command-line prompt for you to log in with. Can you log in there? If you can, then the problem is with the GUI program that's trying to log you in. If you can't, then we need to look elsewhere.

If you can log in at the CLI, then replace the display manager:
yum remove gdm
yum install gdm

If you can't, then log in as root. Then try resetting the password with
passwd your-name

Last edited by DavidMcCann; 09-04-2012 at 11:50 AM. Reason: extra information


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