Re: Can't login... need help
From: Ivan Glushkov (glushkov_at_mail.desy.de)
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 17:00:39 +0100 To: email@example.com
Paul Ravish wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm kinda a newbie to Linux, and I think messed something up. I can't
> login through the gnome desktop manager anymore. I used to be able to
> login and I can login under a different account on the system. I do
> have several error log files, but I don't really know where to start in
> fixing things.
> So here is what happens.
> The Gnome Desktop Manager login dialog comes up. I type in my name and
> hit OK. Then I type in my password and hit OK. It seems like it's
> trying to log me in at this time but then just comes back to the login
I would try to restart the gdm (that is the gnome desktop manager). One
does this like this:
2.login as root in text mode
4. press Ctrl+Alt+F7
5. try to login again in graphic mode
> In /tmp there is a file called xses-paul.QrE84n. Inside it looks like
the log files in linux are usually in /var/log directory. If you would
like to see gdm logs they are in /var/log/gdm and the ones for the
xserver in /var/log/XFree86.* or /var/log/Xorg.* (depending on what you
are using). btw, what kind of linux you are using?
> xrdb gives and error message of "No such file or directory" and "Can't
> open display ':0'.
> Any suggestions to fix this problem would be appreciated.
> --Paul Ravish
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