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Old 01-24-2009, 05:56 AM   #1
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Unhappy unlocking the linux machine


Good Afternoon

I have a problem in unlocking my account.

When ever i lock the session and try to unlock by giving the password it doesn't work.

I have to reboot the machine.

PLease help me in unlocking the machine by providing the password with out rebooting the machine.

Thanks and Regards
Rehan.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 06:15 AM   #2
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Distribution and windowmanager ?

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When ever i lock the session and try to unlock by giving the password it doesn't work
What doesn't work?
isn't the password accepted?

Make sure the keyboard is setup correctly when you unlock
eq azerty or qwerty
 
Old 01-24-2009, 06:44 AM   #3
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The keyboard is setup correctly.

And i am typing the correct password.

If i go to text console i am able to login.

But not with grafical if i lock the session.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 07:59 AM   #4
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you did not answer the question with distro and windowmanager you use.
Why did you lock it ?
Because some distro locked it automaticly after a minute or so if do not use it .
Do you use the same password to lock it as you;re login password.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 08:20 AM   #5
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A quick check is to enter the password into the username field (with care) to check for keyboard layout differences or setting of numlock not matching the led.
Sometimes a gdm/kdm or whatever windowmanager you use may be buggy or have missing/nonmatching components. Check with starting to runlevel 3 only, and "startx", then try to lock/unlock.
Would be helpful to have your distribution, and the windowmanager you use.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 12:11 PM   #6
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A quick check is to enter the password into the username field
On my machine (debian testing and gnome) there is no entry for username, just password.

I would suggest to change the password to numbers, so you are sure the keyboard layout is not involved.
Then you can look further from there.
 
  


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