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Old 07-20-2006, 12:27 PM   #1
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SUSE 10.0 Login Fails> Get error/use failsafe?? PLEASE READ!!

Well, I know what caused the problem, but I need to know how to fix it! I downloaded a program which I thought could be used for Redhat and Suse. An i386.rpm. It turns out that RHAT is the only one that can use it. I installed the program on my computer. I'm pretty sure the problem started after I selected"Start program after log in", during the setup of the program. Redhats files are different, so when this command was entered, it screwed up my computer! I cannot access my log in, but I can access other user log in's. What file did this alter???? I deleted the program from my computer with YAST, but the problem remains. THIS SUCKS!! I just got my computer to where I really liked it, now this! What else can be done? Can I delete my login, and make a new one as root/administrator?? and keep all my settings?
Old 07-20-2006, 07:04 PM   #2
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How do I switch ROOT/ADMINISTRATOR to another user??

I need to remove the root user from my computer and add it to another user login that I created. My original user is ruined. I cannot access my login anymore. All this happened because I installed a program which I thought was good for both RHAT and NOVL but it turns out that it was only intended for RHAT. I screwed up my files to log on. I deleted the program that I installed with YAST but the problem persists. I transferred my files to the new user login. I just want to delete the old profile, but I cannot do that until I change the root password and make it apply to the other user login that I created. I have to ditch my old login. Thank god I was able to make a new one and did not lose my files. Please help guys. Thanks
Old 07-20-2006, 09:34 PM   #3
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How about you post your problem, and fix the problem?
Old 07-20-2006, 11:46 PM   #4
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do you mean you can no longer access your login prompt? can remember the name of the program you removed? or it would be best if you show us the logfile of the installation of the program. do you have the logfile? or can you try installing it again and show us the logfile? that's a really difficult problem but maybe we can help.
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