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Old 03-18-2006, 04:19 AM   #1
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Mandriva 2006 - Gui login issue

Hi Guys,

Used to have MDK 10.1 on my system and have updated with mandriva linux 2006. However I now have an issue where I cant log in to the system when the GUI login dialog shows.

If I type in my user name / password screen it looks like these have been accepted, the screen flashes quickly and then I end up with the login prompt again!!! I know the user name ect are correct because if I try an incorrect name/pwd then I get told that these are wrong.

The only way I've find to get into linux is to get into run level 3, logon at the command prompt and then type startx....

Any ideas whats gone wrong on my setup???

Thanks! :-)
Old 03-18-2006, 07:27 AM   #2
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If you are using kdm, then it could be because of a bug or misconfiguration. Have you tried upgrading your system? If that doesn't work, then try uninstalling kdebase-kdm and kdebase-kdm-config-file. After that move /etc/kdm/kdmrc to /etc/kdm/kdmrc.bak. When thats done reinstall kdebase-kdm and kdebase-kdm-config-file using urpmi.
#rpm -e --nodeps kdebase-kdm kdebase-kdm-config-file
#mv /etc/kdm/kdmrc /etc/kdm/kdmrc.bak
#urpmi kdebase-kdm kdebase-kdm-config-file


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