Originally Posted by pljvaldez
Have you tried logging in as the old user or the root user?
Also, does your boot menu have a Rescue mode or Single mode?
If you can get in with root or single mode, try typing iptables -F to delete all the firewall rules you created for this session. Then try dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and then start up the xserver again (/etc/init.d/kdm restart -- or gdm/xdm depending on what is in the /etc/init.d directory).
Then change to the login screen and go back through your firewall rules. There should be a way to disable guarddog. Probably in the /etc/init.d directory, there's a script to run guarddog or iptables. You can temporarily disable it by doing a chmod -x iptables (or guarddog) and then rebooting. It'll probably yell at you, but it should be okay. Then you'll have to reenable them later...
Yes I've tried logging in as the old user and as root with the same result.
My boot menu does not offer Rescue mode. Tried Single mode and got the same result.
I would be happy to log in on the text screen but evidently I am not using the correct procedure. At the cue (mepis1 login: ) I type in a user name then press 'enter'. A new cue (Password: )comes up but nothing happens when I type. If I press 'enter' the cursor skips down 3 lines. My keystrokes show up on screen at that point but I get 'Login incorrect' before ever pressing 'enter 'and then it goes back to 'mepis1 login'
Really do want to keep Mepis.