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    Exclamation Howto start kde from commandline, after faulty loggin

    Hi,
    I was playin' with Suse 11.0, and accidently forgot autologin, and logged into metacity (which isn't installed).Result black screen... I normally use KDE but am stuck in this black screen now. How can I disable autologin or go to KDE login? Is there a command after ctrl-Alt-F2?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: Howto start kde from commandline, after faulty loggin

    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoSuse View Post
    Is there a command after ctrl-Alt-F2?
    ctrl-Alt-F7?

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    Default Re: Howto start kde from commandline, after faulty loggin

    I'm sorry, I'm not so clear about my problem. I' mean if there is someway in the text konsole (after Ctrl Alt F1!) to switch to another working desktop?

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    Default Re: Howto start kde from commandline, after faulty loggin

    If kdm/gdm and Xorg is not running, you can usually start it by running:

    kdm

    If kdm is already running, then Ctrl-Alt-F7 will get back to that screen.

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    Default Re: Howto start kde from commandline, after faulty loggin

    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoSuse View Post
    I'm sorry, I'm not so clear about my problem. I' mean if there is someway in the text konsole (after Ctrl Alt F1!) to switch to another working desktop?
    I do not understand what you want.

    Do <ctr><alt><f2>, or <ctr><alt><f3>, ... etc ... do what you want?

    Alternatively, look at the program "screen" :
    linux screen keyboard shortcuts

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    Default Re: Howto start kde from commandline, after faulty loggin

    [QUOTE=oldcpu;1839868]I do not understand what you want.

    Do <ctr><alt><f2>, or <ctr><alt><f3>, ... etc ... do what you want?


    Thanks for responding, and yes with ctrl-alt-F1 I get into the nongraphical mode. But my knowledge of working with the commandline is limited. My basic question is how to get into kde again, in the knowledge that autologin will take me back to the previous not working desktop again and again (metacity). So I was thinking about disableling autologin or switching to another desktop while being in this nongraphical mode.
    Thanks for helping out.

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    Default Re: Howto start kde from commandline, after faulty loggin

    whilst in command-line mode, login as normal, su to root & once as root,type yast & press enter.use the tab,arrow & space-bar keys to navigate to security & users & disable autologin from there

    Andy
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    Default Re: Howto start kde from commandline, after faulty loggin

    GeckoSuse schreef:

    >
    > Hi,
    > I was playin' with Suse 11.0, and accidently forgot autologin, and
    > logged into metacity (which isn't installed).Result black
    > screen... I normally use KDE but am stuck in this black screen now. How
    > can I disable autologin


    If you use kdm simply edit /var/adm/kdm/kdmrc.sysconfig
    Search for autologin in that file.

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    Chris Maaskant

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltaflyer44 View Post
    whilst in command-line mode, login as normal, su to root & once as root,type yast & press enter.use the tab,arrow & space-bar keys to navigate to security & users & disable autologin from there

    Andy
    Hi Andy,
    Very grateful for this advice. My system is working again and I learned a lot. Yast in this nongraphical mode is very simple, useful and will probably safe me with future experiments!
    Rob

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    Default Re: Howto start kde from commandline, after faulty loggin

    Excellent, glad you are now sorted, Now enjoy

    Andy
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