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Old 05-26-2006, 10:36 AM   #1
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Gnome: Cannot login as default user, sends back to login, works as root

When I try to login as my default user I get a black screen (mouse cursor visible) for a few seconds, then it shoots me back to the login screen.

I can login as root without problem, which after a while without doing anything particularly noteable, I can login as my default user again???

Help to fix this would be much appreciated.

Old 05-26-2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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I have had this issue before and I believe it is a problem with .xauthority for your normal user name. The easiest solution is to login as root, delete yourself (normal user) and readd yourself. Also delete the group the original normal user belonged to (probably same name). When you add yourself back as a user, you are automatically added back into a group.

Hope this helps. You did not specify what distro you are using. If you will do that, a little more specific help can be offerred.

Old 05-27-2006, 04:44 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by BobNutfield
You did not specify what distro you are using. If you will do that, a little more specific help can be offerred.

Sorry, it is Suse 10.1 I am using.

Thanks Bob, will try that.



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