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Old 06-19-2004, 12:53 AM   #1
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Need Help .. Cant log in!

Hey guys .. I am using suse 9.1 and I have it set to auto log me in when I start the computer up. Well last time i was on, I was in GNOME and something happened. I was forced to restart the computer and now since I was in GNOME last, my auto logger automatically tries to log me into GNOME. But that is where my error is, it just freezes at the GNOME 2.4 splash screen, and doesnt do anything. What can I press or do so that I can log into KDE?

Old 06-19-2004, 01:08 AM   #2
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try this

try altering your defult runlevel to 3 rather than 5 (this will stop X loading strait away) and then starting KDE from there. then log out and then log in from the login screen selecting KDE. and then changing the runlevel back to 5 (check the runlevel no.s for your distro)
Old 06-19-2004, 01:14 AM   #3
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< --- Not really too linux savy right now ...

I am able to get to a command prompt .. and I can log in with root or my user ... but from here I am lost ... can you help me please.

when I log into root ... I can drop down to init 1 and then back up to init 5 but from there, it auto logs me into gnome again.
Old 06-19-2004, 03:05 AM   #4
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I think what amon means is you should edit /etc/inittab and change
Then init 3 will be loaded by default.

Hope this Works



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