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Old 07-03-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 Login Problem


I'm somewhat new to Linux, I installed it once before but was unable to fully migrate from Windows. So I try again. I've just installed Mandrake 9.1 (KDE 3) and it seemed to work without problem. I rebooted and started it up.

But rather than the login prompt I used to receive, with a user list (with icons), I get a text list of what appear to be services: mySQL, apache, games, shutdown, halt to name a few. There is also 'root' and the name of the one user I set up. However, when i click any of these items, I'm prompted for a password. With root, it rejects (clears the box and shakes it) the root password I set during install. The user, for whom I never set a password during install, has the same problem if I leave it blank or use the root password. None of the other options, for which I set no passwords, allow entry. I can't see anything I can do. Can anyone else?

Also, on a less important note, I was unable to set up my printer (Samsung ML4600). It is connected to a SMC barricade router (via parallel), which is connected to the computer via Ethernet. The documentation for the barricade states solely for a *nix setup 'use the traditional method for setting up a barricade printer, usinf printer name "lpt1"'. The install finds no local printers on any LPT port. Maybe also related, I don't think my internet connection (ADSL, plugged into the barricade) works either, suggesting a problem ith the Barricade-Computer link (it does find my NIC, 'eth0')(Both the net and the printer work when using Windows XP or 98). But the first problem is more pressing.

Many Thanks!
Old 08-16-2003, 08:01 PM   #2
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Hello F sh

Hi. I just psted the same question and I basically typed the exact same thing you did. I can't get past the login screen. I have to reboot to windows 98se.

If you get any answers, please let me know. Good to sort of meet you !


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