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Old 02-18-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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Welcome to localhost.localdomain login screen since I did hard reset

I was trying to figure out how to get my wifi working on my laptop. while I was doing this I thought that I might as well try to update Mandriva in hopes that it just might fix it self. I plugged in the eth0 cable so I could update and then waited while madriva was updating this took along time after 1/2 hour I noticed that mandriva was frozen so I did a hard reset , when my laptop rebooted and I chose mandriva ( I have a few different OS ) from grub it loads "Welcome to localhost.localdomain" , this same screen loads from grub on all of my Linux distros and I am not sure how to login.
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Looks like X failed to start. Usually, hard resetting a machine in the middle of an update is a bad thing, as the system is left in an inconsistent state (granted it sounds like you didn't have a choice in this case). Can you login with your normal user name and password and then run "startx" (no quotes) to try and bring up the GUI? If this doesn't work, please provide us the error message (look for lines starting with "(EE)" in the startx output).
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When I do that it loads up ( or appears to load) for a few seconds but then goes back the the same login screen. I tryed using anyname to see if I would get the same reaction but I don't so I am sure that my login name and PW are correct


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