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Old 07-05-2003, 05:08 PM   #1
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Unhappy Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info

When i try to boot i am obously greated by a login dos type screen, so i type in my root username which is andrew and then my password which is ******** that goes ok and then i get another line which is [andrew@localhost andrew]$

from here i don't no wot to do my other username and password is exactlyt the same and which i try to use this by typing login and then the rest of my details i get Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info

can annyone help me.

plz i really want to try linux

Old 07-05-2003, 10:01 PM   #2
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When you get the line: andrew@localhost andrew
you have logged in and are running as a user named andrew on a machine named andrew. The login process is finished and you don't need to type login again.
Old 07-06-2003, 04:26 AM   #3
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Also if you would like some eye candy ,( KDE or GNOME)
once you have logged in ( hopfully as a user NOT root )
type startx .
[andrew@localhost andrew]$ startx
hope that helps

Old 12-13-2007, 03:16 AM   #4
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Same problem here by using FC6. Please the second and third floor be noticed that what the owner mean is using login to switch to another user account w/o logout.


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