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Old 11-01-2016, 02:56 PM   #1
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Locked out of Debian OS


Ok. here it goes. I hope you'll understand this. short story.

I installed Debain/Bunsenlabs, it did not even ask me for a root password during install.
my user is not able to get into its login home directroy, slim longin then back to slim login.

How do I get into Debain via root without having given Debain a root password so I can add a different user to it in order to get into Debain?

example
switch tty to that black screen with a login prompt type root, then password then I am in as root. then I can do what root is intended for.
 
Old 11-01-2016, 03:04 PM   #2
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It probably just set up sudo so try "sudo su --" and your normal password. Otherwise, since you're setting it up, perhaps try again and make note of any passwords carefully and of any issues.
 
Old 11-01-2016, 03:09 PM   #3
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It probably just set up sudo so try "sudo su --" and your normal password. Otherwise, since you're setting it up, perhaps try again and make note of any passwords carefully and of any issues.
thanks I'll give it a try
ok back
got in gave root a password logged in to root startx in a windows openbox with a browser and terminal so that is good.

slim much or maybe messed up not allowing me to log in a user because i actually gave myself a user first then tried to log in using that new user .. didn't even create a home directory, but that may have been becuse I used useradd and not adduser as they both have their they do, one creates everything whereas the other does not, but that is not an issue.


how to see what is wrong with that slim login manager????????

or strip it out and either use startx or a different login manager. three options.

it might even be lighDM I don't know...

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Old 11-01-2016, 03:31 PM   #4
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Code:
#systemctl disable lightdm.service

Synchronizing state for lightdm.service with sysvinit using update-rc.d...
Executing /usr/sbin/update-rc.d lightdm defaults
insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) (empty) of script `lightdm' overrides LSB defaults (2 3 4 5).
insserv: warning: current stop runlevel(s) (0 1 2 3 4 5 6) of script `lightdm' overrides LSB defaults (0 1 6).
Executing /usr/sbin/update-rc.d lightdm disable
insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) (empty) of script `lightdm' overrides LSB defaults (2 3 4 5).
insserv: warning: current stop runlevel(s) (0 1 2 3 4 5 6) of script `lightdm' overrides LSB defaults (0 1 6).
reboot it came back . didn't stop it from working.

I removed lightDM but now how do I get back to startx?

xinit I think let me check ... got something esle / idea let me know. thanks whoever

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Old 11-01-2016, 03:54 PM   #5
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Ok then I think I am done here.
thanks for all of your help ....
 
Old 11-01-2016, 04:04 PM   #6
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bunsenlabs sucks, it does not even have auto mount setup in user yet... LOL what?
mounted it manually and still have to navegate to my external hdd via filemanager filesystem to media/hd1 which I added that directory,,, just saying...
 
  


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