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Old 01-09-2019, 12:53 PM   #1
Brisie
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How do I re-enable login on Opensuse Tumbleweed after accidentally disabling login in YAST?


I disabled login in YAST / users, thinking I was enabling auto-login, and now when I get the login window on boot my password is invalid. So I cannot boot Tumbleweed to re-enable login (catch 22). Please, does anyone know how I can boot into Opensuse or re-enable the password?

My system is a Thinkpad X201, with OSs: Opensuse, Antergos, Mint, PClinux, Windows 7.

Many thanks.

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Old 01-09-2019, 10:31 PM   #2
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Oof, that is rough.

Try logging in as the root user straight from the login screen. On GNOME, you'll do that by selecting 'Not listed?' underneath the list of username(s), then typing in 'root' as username and the root password as password. If you're not on GNOME, the login screen could be different but the process is still similar; on KDE, it'll likely be 'Search for user' on the main login screen.

Once you log in as the root user, you should be able to enter YAST and change the setting back to enable login for your user account. Good luck; let me know if it works or if you need any more info!
 
Old 01-10-2019, 12:34 AM   #3
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Many thanks for your reply bentref11.
I tried your suggestion, logging in as root, but I get the same response on the display manager login screen as when I log in with my own login and password "login failed" .
I've also tried logging in using Ctrl + Alt + F2 which returns "login incorrect" which is what I expected unfortunately.
I've got both Gnome and KDE desktops, while the login screen uses the display manager from the KDE installation (SDDM I believe).

Any other suggestions would be most welcome. I like to avoid a reinstall if possible but maybe that's the only solution.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 04:35 AM   #4
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Before you disabled login in YAST / users, how long ago did you install updates? There have been a number of reports of inability to accept passwords of late. https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1120391 might be the same problem

Login seems to work differently when not in multiuser. You might try to append S or 1 to the kernel line at the Grub menu to boot to single and see if you can login root that way. If successful you can then run text mode yast2 to reverse whatever you did.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thank you mrmazda. You are an ace!

The last update was about 5 days ago.

As you suggested I added s to the kernel line, logged in, ran yast2 in text mode, unmarked Disable User Login, and Bob's your uncle, we're happy sailing again.

Thanks again!
Brisie

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