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Old 03-27-2006, 11:31 PM   #1
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User and Login Problems - SUSE 10.0

Here's new one from a Newbie. Below is honest to goodness truth!!!

As I was setting up my PC to use SUSE 10.0, I was getting ready to enter my new login username and password when my cat jumped up on the keyboard and hit the enter button plus several other keys. Consequenetly, I have absoslutely no idea what was entered and can't log into my SUSE. Can anyone tell me how I can correct this problem?

You've probablly heard it all now????
Old 03-28-2006, 12:14 AM   #2
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for the root account? or just a plain old user account?
Old 03-28-2006, 12:28 AM   #3
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I assume that it was for the root account as it is the first account you setup??,I would just restart the installation,shouldn't take too long to setup again.

I am not sure if Suse 10 has a single user mode login,i cant remeber ever seeing one,so re-install :-)

Old 03-28-2006, 12:56 AM   #4
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It depends on whether you have already created the root account or a regular user. If it's root, and you're anxious to start exploring SuSE right away, then the quickest solution probably would be to reinstall. If's a regular user, then just set up the regular account you wanted to use in the first place, and delete whatever user the cat set up. For a list of existing user accounts you can check the /etc/passwd file (note: there may be numerous system accounts that are created as part of the installation, and typically they exist in order to run a particular daemon process.)

It's possible to use the "single user" mode when logging into root in order to reset your root password, but as mentioned before it may be quicker to reinstall
Old 03-28-2006, 08:41 PM   #5
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Thanks to all for your responses. Reinstalling SuSe did the trick.
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what about the cat? he might want his own acount so he can use it when your sleeping.
Old 03-29-2006, 06:24 PM   #7
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Great Response. I like people with a good sense of humor!

The cat does have her own account now. She just needs to figure out the username and password she entered. As for me, I got things figured out with the help of nice people who responded through this forum.



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