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Old 08-08-2006, 09:41 AM   #1
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Unhappy login loop

hi my debian system,when it boots gets to the login screen when i put my name and password in it goes back to the same login screen,some fix`s please.
Old 08-08-2006, 11:26 AM   #2
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Huh? As far as I know, this would only happen if you typed the wrong password (it will not tell you at the login screen if you entered a wrong password). It could also be possible that your shell it set up to a fake one, like /bin/false so that you get logged out immediately, but this is unlikely. Log in as root, change your password and check the /etc files.
Old 08-08-2006, 12:16 PM   #3
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if you can only log in as root and never as normal user, check if there's a nologin file in /etc. If that's the case, remove it and try to log as normal user.



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