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> Mandrake linux boots, but login resets
Smeep
post Jan 11 2006, 06:26 AM
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I've run in to this problem for the second time now, and I don't know what is causing it.

When mandrake linux 10.1 boots up, I get a login prompt that normally is "enter username" then "enter password"

Then for some reason, all of a sudden it appears differently with their being a box with all the people listed, simular to the windows XP login screen (little pic's for each person) and then a password propmt. With the options "halt" etc showing.

When I try to login now, It just goes black, and then returns to the login screen. Any ideas? Last time I fixed it by reinstalling, which lost me a lot of work. This time, I've done more work, and I'd like to avoid reinstalling if it is possible.
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post Jan 11 2006, 04:35 PM
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Have you modified any configuration settings lately?
Do you normaly login to a terminal console instead of a desktop?
Did you install lilo or grub as the bootloader?
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post Jan 12 2006, 02:11 PM
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Lilo.

I don't know if I've modified anything - but I started SSHD on the last time I turned it off.

I normally log in to a Desktop.
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post Jan 14 2006, 01:44 PM
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Been a couple of days now, and I haven't managed to find a solution sad.gif Does anyone have any ideas? Sorry for the bumping, but this is beggining to bug me :S
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post Jan 15 2006, 06:16 AM
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Your boot mananger probably has nothing to do with it. Try going into the control centre, and under "system", change the login mananger (has traffic lights as the icon).

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post Jan 24 2006, 08:56 AM
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Could you be a star and step by step me through it? I can't log in to a working GUI.
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