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Old 03-21-2003, 08:59 PM   #1
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login problem

My system is RedHat7.3.
1. I can login as root user.
2. When I login as ordinary user, it login in then logout immediately.
3. When I use su command changing to ordinary user, it prompts "could not open session".
4. When I telnet as a ordinary user, it prompts "No directory /home/user". but the directory exists!
Could anyone tell me why?
Old 03-21-2003, 09:29 PM   #2
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I've similar problems after upgrading KDE. Try running gdm-config and see if you can verify your graphical login settings for your user. I'm a little rusty w/ 7.3 so maybe someone else can help....
Old 03-21-2003, 09:37 PM   #3
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check your /etc/passwd file. maybe the user is missing a login shell, or something funky like that.
Old 03-22-2003, 03:16 AM   #4
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I had something similar after doing a kernel upgrade from 2.4.19-16 to 2.4.19-24. Couldn't get back into KDE.

I could get in as a user under IceWM, so I went in there and used linuxconf to change my "real name" slightly so that the system re-wrote and checked whatever it had to. After that, I can log into KDE again.


Old 03-23-2003, 12:17 AM   #5
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I did whatever you had said to check my system, but it doesn't help, maybe I should rebuild my system
Old 03-24-2003, 02:29 PM   #6
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prad, do these users have directories under /home?

also, we may want to check what shell they are using, perhaps that has changed or their shell is unavailable.


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