I am on openSUSE 11.0 with kernel 188.8.131.52-9-pae
System has been working well for many months. Today I boot and attempts to login through the GUI as any user (including root) fail, presenting the message:
However, the machine is running. If I switch to a console using Alt-F1 I can login as a user and su to root. Also, samba is working and a Windows machine can connect to shares as it has for some time.
I have been looking around the net for some way that the GUI might have been configured for a different authentication, such as LDAP, that I am not running. There are many places to find the GUI tools described, but I cannot find one that describes command line configuration.
Do you think this authentication reconfiguration might be the problem? If so, how can I tell and how can I change it?
What has changed most recently is that yesterday I installed the Google Chrome browser. Appeared to install correctly and was working.
Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks.