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Old 10-23-2005, 12:25 PM   #1
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Mandriva - login failed

Upon installation i never added a user.

I had my admin login set, and my password, but it doesnt seem to work.

Whatever I try i get login failed.

IS there any way to reset this?

I just installed mandriva for the first time, im a nub to linux.

Please help
Old 10-23-2005, 12:51 PM   #2
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right now, im currently in the console, i booted with the failsafe.

I need to set up some stuff i think, how do i add a user through the console?

I accidentally installed tghe server packaged during installation, is this a problem?

If i just have to end up reinstalling, can i just run the disk again, clear the partition, and reinstall like that? or will i come across problems with the mbr?

Where can i go to get some friggin info.

Thanks guys,


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Old 10-23-2005, 12:59 PM   #3
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What login name are you trying...if you have never set another user for all purposes other than system administration the fonly present login name is root.
Once logged in you should be able to
# adduser
Old 10-23-2005, 01:18 PM   #4
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i was able to add a user by going to the failsafe and in drakconf.

Now im able to log in, but the OS seems to have some serious graphic problems.

Last time i saw something like this my graphics card over heated. Everything is really choppy and repaints very strangely. The windows are looking really weird.

What can i do?

EDIT: cpu went up to 52 C
sysetm went up to 45C

its getting hot when im using linux, whats going on

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Old 10-23-2005, 02:33 PM   #5
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>>EDIT: cpu went up to 52 C
sysetm went up to 45C

Please post your computer hardware details.
Old 10-23-2005, 03:24 PM   #6
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Machine name: YOUR-B27FB1C401
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
System Model: EG194AA-ABA A1250N
BIOS: Phoenix - Award BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 958MB RAM
Page File: 195MB used, 2117MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
Card name: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series (0x5954)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5954&SUBSYS_2A24103C&REV_00
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (85Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll

I moved the settings to generic, now the graphics seem okay, not as nice though.

However, i have two more questions.

My cpu is still running noticeably hot, i cannot get an accurate reading, but everytime i run mandriva it burns.

My readings do say 52-53C when using mandriva
When i use windows 33c

What can i do about this?

Also, how can i connect to my school's soalris machines via terminal in mandriva?

thank you


Last edited by smagee12; 10-23-2005 at 03:32 PM.


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