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Old 04-18-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 - Login Problem


Hi everyone.. I've recently installed Mandrake 10.1 but in the installation menu i didnt add a user (user/pass) because i wanted to login as administrator every time i logged in, so i entered admin login and root pasword only but it seems that it doesnt accept my password. Also what i found really strange is that it doesnt even ask me for username but only for a password. I tried everything !! Can anyone please help ??
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Old 04-18-2005, 04:08 PM   #2
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either go to text mode by

ctrl+alt+F2

then add other user by
useradd

lookout for
man useradd
on more on this

then run
service dm restart
this will give ur user at the display manager


or

run
urpmi gdm


this will install gdm
then run
gdm at the terminal
gdm will start ,then login through root with gdm and add useer from the mandrake control center

regards
 
Old 04-18-2005, 04:16 PM   #3
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Root is hidden from gui login by default. Try alt & ctrl & F1, then type: root <press enter> <input root password> <press enter>. Now type: drakconf <press enter>. Using the tab, enter & cursor keys to navigate around go to <users and groups> at the bottom of the list, add a user (and password if you wish). When you've done that type: exit <press enter>, then do alt & F7 to go back to the graphical login screen, you should now see the new user that you've just created. It's not a good idea to login as root graphically, it's all too easy to make a mistake and break your Linux install. If you must use the root account do so using the console first.
 
Old 04-18-2005, 04:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for all your help but i dont want to add user because i want to login everytime as an administrator and not just as a user .. is there a way to do that ??
thanks again
 
Old 04-18-2005, 04:57 PM   #5
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use the gdm method
login into root then go to mandrake control cneter make gdm as ur defult display manager

or

go to

/etc/kde/kdmrc file

there are 2 enteries w.r.t this

like
hidden users,remove root from that
regards
 
Old 04-18-2005, 04:58 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by mixalisc
Thanks for all your help but i dont want to add user because i want to login everytime as an administrator and not just as a user .. is there a way to do that ??
thanks again
Sometimes the only way to learn is the hard way so here goes:

Start Control Centre, go to System-->Login Manager <click administrator button> <input root password> -->users <take the tick off hidden users root> click <apply>. Close Control Centre & Logout. You should now see an icon for root, click it and supply root password.
 
Old 04-18-2005, 05:03 PM   #7
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Originally posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}
Sometimes the only way to learn is the hard way so here goes:

Start Control Centre, go to System-->Login Manager <click administrator button> <input root password> -->users <take the tick off hidden users root> click <apply>. Close Control Centre & Logout. You should now see an icon for root, click it and supply root password.
for that he needs to login once that he cannot do since he has not made any other user

regards
 
Old 04-18-2005, 05:11 PM   #8
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for that he needs to login once that he cannot do since he has not made any other user

regards
I assumed he'd taken the previous advice, thanks for the heads up :-)
 
Old 04-18-2005, 05:15 PM   #9
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thanks guys i added a user then entered and used Nexus's information to login as administrator ..

Quote:
Originally posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}
Sometimes the only way to learn is the hard way so here goes:
dont worry .. i f something goes wrong i'll come back here for your help

thanks again
 
Old 04-18-2005, 11:16 PM   #10
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thanks guys i added a user then entered and used Nexus's information to login as administrator ..



dont worry .. i f something goes wrong i'll come back here for your help

thanks again
yeah! we all are here ........
 
Old 04-19-2005, 03:09 AM   #11
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Anyone that wants to login as root all the time is a fool and asking to be hacked. I am surprised that no one here has objected to this.

Its not a matter of if but when he gets hacked for using the internet as root he will only be here crying he got hacked.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 03:31 AM   #12
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Anyone that wants to login as root all the time is a fool and asking to be hacked. I am surprised that no one here has objected to this.

Its not a matter of if but when he gets hacked for using the internet as root he will only be here crying he got hacked.

what more can we suggest
if the OS is not allowing u to login as root becaue it knows that this is not good and then still the user wants to login as root,we need to solve that problem

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