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Old 02-19-2004, 03:41 AM   #1
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i cant log on to red hat

If i start up linux, it asks for my username and password
I enter them, and linux says that my account has been expirerd and that i have to contact the admin, BUT IM THE ADMIN
ive tried to log in on the other name i had to made in red hat, didnt worked either, said that it couldnt find that account
Old 02-19-2004, 03:44 AM   #2
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Give this a shot because I have not used RH is awhile. First see if you can login as root. If you can just open terminal and type kuser and fix the issue. If you cannot do this try at the login screen Ctrl + Alt + F2

This will open to text mode (Hopefully) If so log in as root and type kuser. Change the info or create another account. You choice. Let me know of an update. Plus reply with what version you are running as well.
Old 02-19-2004, 03:47 AM   #3
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oke Ill try that, Ive got RedHat 9.0 and totally updated
Im now logged in to Windos XP
Old 02-19-2004, 03:52 AM   #4
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It worked to log on as root,
can you let linux auto log in like windos, that you dont have to enter a username and password?

( i know propably sounds stupid, but im a Linux RH user )
Old 02-19-2004, 04:42 AM   #5
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Are you using Gnome or KDE ?

With Gnome go to "Hat Menu" -> System Settings -> Login Screen -> enter root password -> General -> Automatic Login.

I can't really help you on the KDE side of things.
Old 02-19-2004, 07:37 AM   #6
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In KDE it is in KDE control Center. Go to Login Manager and it's easy.

You can also do it by changing the /etc/inittab file.

vi /etc/inittab

then change the line




That's it.



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