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Old 01-02-2005, 02:23 AM   #1
MaassD
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Angry GUI Login problem


I am running Mandrake 10.1 and I changed the login type to gui. When it comes up, there is no option for the user and neither my root password or my two regular account passwords work....Any ideas?

I can boot into failsafe mode so if anyone can tell me how to change the login mode back to terminal through the terminal it would be much appreciated.

-Thanks

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Old 01-02-2005, 02:59 AM   #2
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hi

to go back to terminal mode
open up ur
/etc/inittab file
put this entry
id:5:initdefault:

to

id:3:initdefault:

init level 3 is for non-gui mode

and mandrake won't allow u to login in gui with root
u need to edit the /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc file where u have the option somewhat like

allow rootlogin=false
make that to true

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Old 01-02-2005, 03:31 AM   #3
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Much thanks. Serves me right for trying to simplify things
 
Old 01-12-2005, 03:03 PM   #4
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Thanks

I couldn't figure out why my logon as root from the GUI failed.

After many installs with different setup parameters


Thanks again

your a Star

 
Old 01-13-2005, 12:09 AM   #5
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Thanks

I couldn't figure out why my logon as root from the GUI failed.

After many installs with different setup parameters


Thanks again

your a Star

glad that it worked

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