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Old 10-24-2003, 04:51 AM   #1
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can't login as regular user (root only)

hi folks,

i've just installed mandrake 9.1, and i was quite impressed, how easy it was.
but now, i cannot login as regular user. after 2 sec a screen appears telling me, that something went wrong (some permissions were denied), but this was the user i made during the installation.

does this mean anything to you?


Old 10-24-2003, 05:03 AM   #2
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in addition my xsession-errors file:

/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession//Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
/etc/X11/gdm/PreSession//Default: running: sessreg -a -w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/lib/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h ""
-l :0 nathan
-: line 15: /etc/sysconfig/i18n: Permission denied
/bin/bash: line 15: /etc/sysconfig/i18n: Permission denied
/etc/X11/Xsession: line 13: /etc/sysconfig/i18n: Permission denied


Old 10-24-2003, 01:36 PM   #3
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It is not a question I wouild normally answer but you have been waiting a while.

As it is a new installation and there is no user configuration to lose I would try to work around the problem and add another new user.

As root - yes, I know, that is all you can do enter the following command in a console

# adduser newname

Put in a password twice as prompted and then you may find that you can log in as an ordinary user. If not post again.



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