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Old 04-05-2010, 10:52 AM   #1
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problem with GUI login screen in mandriva 2008

I have mandriva 2008 installed on my system. From past 2 years it was working fine. But now suddenly i weird problem has started. Whenever i boot the mandriva 2008 OS, it boots up with no problem and comes to login screen, it takes the username and password but it restarts the X-server again. But if i give wrong username or password, it shows login failed. Please help me to sort out this problem.

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Old 04-05-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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Login to a terminal as root

#cd /home/username
#chown username .ICEauthority
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A typical cause for problems such as this is a problem with you KDE configuration files. A simple way to diagnose this is to see if it affects other user accounts on your computer. You could try to login as root and if that works, rename the relevant folder(s) (e.g. 'mv /home/yourusername/.kde /home/yourusername/.kde-old'). It is a while since I have used KDE, so there maybe other files/folders you need to rename. If that doesn't work, you could try renaming your home directory and creating a new one by copying '/etc/skel' (don't forget to change the ownership from root).


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