Linux Help
guides forums blogs
Home Desktops Distributions ISO Images Logos Newbies Reviews Software Support & Resources Linuxhelp Wiki

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )



Advanced DNS Management
New ZoneEdit. New Managment.

FREE DNS Is Back

Sign Up Now
 
Closed TopicStart new topic
> Suse Linux Problems, Logining into Xserver
Corey
post Dec 3 2002, 03:03 PM
Post #1


Its GNU/Linuxhelp.net
*******

Group: Admin
Posts: 1,254
Joined: 21-September 02
From: St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Member No.: 3



Here's a different problem that I have never expereinced before.

Last night I decided to pop in my SuSE 8.1 boot cd to do a netinstall. After a few hours of downloading RPMS, it all started up fine. First off, SuSE brought me through some configuration, including my monitor and video card. For some reason, after I entered in the settings for my monitor (vsync and horiz) the monitor switched off with no way to get it back on again, so I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del to let the system shutdown safely, in which it did. When the computer got back to it's POST startup, the monitor flicked back on again. Strange I thought, I have never had a problem using the manual settings before.
Anyways, when SuSE started back up, it kicked right into Xdm which started up fine, and I was staring at a (very ugly) xdm login screen. So I go to login, incorrect password. Hrmmm, I tried both my user and root at the XDM login with no luck. Check the ole caps lock trick, but no go. Finally, i stopped xdm and logged into the console...it worked fine, did a startx, and that worked fine. So i'm sitting in KDE, and I go to do something that requires root, so KDE prompts me for the root password, I give it, and it says it's incorrect. I try mutliple times, but no go.

So, from what I can tell, X cannot "see" my passwd file, it's not able to do any authentication. Is there any way to fix this? Was my premature exit for the SuSE config the cause?


--------------------
Corey Quilliam
(former) Linuxhelp.ca Administrator
cquilliam-AT-gmail-dot-com

Want to help out Linuxhelp.net? Check out our Linuxhelp Wiki and see if there are some articles you would like to submit!!

--
Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit - Work Laptop (HP-Compaq NC6400 Core2)
Kubuntu 8.04 64-bit - Desktop (HP m8120n QuadCore)
Ubuntu 6.04 - Server (I'm not upgrading this baby until support runs out in 2012) (Some old POS dell)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Corey
post Dec 3 2002, 05:00 PM
Post #2


Its GNU/Linuxhelp.net
*******

Group: Admin
Posts: 1,254
Joined: 21-September 02
From: St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Member No.: 3



I figured out what the problem was.

I logged back into X from console and opened up a text editor and typed out my username and password, and low-and-behold, one letter in my password was replaced by another. When I checked my XF86Config file, it showed a keyboard layout for "de" so I switched it to "us" and now everything is good.


Thread closed....please drive thru....


--------------------
Corey Quilliam
(former) Linuxhelp.ca Administrator
cquilliam-AT-gmail-dot-com

Want to help out Linuxhelp.net? Check out our Linuxhelp Wiki and see if there are some articles you would like to submit!!

--
Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit - Work Laptop (HP-Compaq NC6400 Core2)
Kubuntu 8.04 64-bit - Desktop (HP m8120n QuadCore)
Ubuntu 6.04 - Server (I'm not upgrading this baby until support runs out in 2012) (Some old POS dell)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Closed TopicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 16th December 2017 - 05:44 PM