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Old 08-05-2005, 09:09 AM   #1
split500
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Unable to login with Gnome


I recently installed Mandriva Corporate Server 3.0 and installed ERP5 on it, work perfectly. I'm new to Linux, and urpmi is great!

I worked 3 days with this installation and did a lot of reboot. But today, I wanted to login as usual (root) and I am unable, I keep comming back to the login screen. I see that the the login and password are good, I even changed the root password.

1. Type my login/password
2. Press enter
3. A red screen and a watch for maybe 1 or 2 secs
4. The screen "tick"
5. Back to the login screen... and on and on...

Anybody already have seen this problem?
 
Old 08-05-2005, 11:24 AM   #2
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Hmm... That sounds like an interesting problem. I wonder if there could be something wrong with your video driver configuration, such as the refresh rates being out of specifications for your monitor. Can you login in non-GUI mode?

Also for security purposes I recommend that you don't log in as root because it opens your system up to hackers, due to file and program permissions.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 11:51 AM   #3
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I don't know how to quit or bypass this login screen?

I even reinstalled Mandriva and I still got the same problem, I'm thinking about a hardware problem! When i installed it back, i took care of the video device, I even tested it and worked well.

I just don't know waht to do with this!

PS : I'll fallow your advice and log as a user end not a root!

Thanks,
NB
 
Old 08-05-2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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Have you tried pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 when you get to the login screen? If it works it will put you in another terminal most likely a text based one and you could try and modify your X11 settings there.

if you have xorg the configuration file should be here:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

there should be a monitor setting with refresh rates. You just might want to check those out. I really have no idea if this is your problem though.

You should also try logging in as another user to see if it does the same thing.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 08-25-2005, 10:51 AM   #5
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I tried a lot of different configuration! but dont work!

Then I installed, back icewm [urpmi icewm] and I work know!

I just don't know why it sudenly stop working last time!

thx
NB
 
  


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