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Old 12-31-2004, 04:39 AM   #1
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After installation of SuSE Linux Personal 9.1, it ask for Login Name and password?

Help on this one, can't login?
Old 12-31-2004, 04:55 AM   #2
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When you were setting SuSE up, it should have asked you for the password to use (at least for 'root', even if you didn't set up any additional users).

At a minimum, try username 'root' and leave the password blank.


Old 12-31-2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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if you can get into the system by using root as a login name (plus you should enter a password if you added one during install), does it open the graphic window?

Cos if it does, then things are straight forward.

You should have an icon at the bottom? of the screen that looks a little like a tv screen, and when you click it, it should open a window with a prompt that look something like root@Cipherfx # (the # bit's important as it tells you that youre in a root terminal).

anyway, if you got in ok and started the terminal, you have to put in the
command, but you will need to make it look somthing like this
  # useradd -m -G users,wheel,audio -s /bin/bash Cipherfx
I cant break the command down completely, I don't know enough but that's what I had to use to add a user (taken from gentoo's installation handbook). The users,wheel,audio bit is to do with the groups that you'll need to be in as a user i.e. the users group to do the stuff that users can do, the wheel group for both wheel mice (I think) but especially so that you can be in a user account open a terminal and then issue an "su" command so you can become root and install or manage stuff, and audio as most sound related stuff needs that.

If you get that done, you'd then need to allocate a password to the user account, you do that with the
# passwd Cipherfx
command, and when it asks you put in whatever you want as a password, you'll have to repeat it when asked.

If you didnt apply a root password when you installed, then you'll really need to apply one, thats done with just the
# passwd
command (note that you don't need to say passwd root, just passwd).

Failing all that, just re-install the distro over the top of what you've already got, but make sure to allocate root password and both a username and a user password.

hope that helps a little


Old 12-31-2004, 11:07 AM   #4
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if you cant get in/forgot your root password, you can hack into it, if your using grub as your bootloader its quite easy, in grub, highlight your linux boot line and press e to edit, then scroll down to the line that starts with "kernel", then edit that line too, and at the end, add a space then 1
this will bring you to a minimal shell, then type passwd and it will ask you for a new password for the root account

then reboot and login as root with the password you just set

Old 01-03-2005, 08:30 AM   #5
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Got it guys, now I can login thanks.

Past few days, tinkering with suse linux, I can't find a way to establish an internet connection.

Suse Linux was installed as workstation (client) and can't connect to Windows 2003 server for internet connection.

Further, the server uses Winproxy 5.1 to share it internet connection. IP of Server is port 80.

Now, how do I connect?

P.S. can't find answer on documentation included in SuSE Linux 9.1

By the way, sorry for the delay in reply. Weather is not good here. Gilat Satellite system is having problem due to stormy cloudy condition.
Old 01-03-2005, 01:03 PM   #6
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Make sure samba is installed. SuSE 9.1 usually autodetects M$ networks. I'm writing this from a Win2003 server and a SuSE 9.1 client... No fussing was necessary to get it to work.


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