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    Question Random Features: openSUSE 11.3

    Hello,

    I've recently installed openSUSE 11.3 with GNOME and I'm facing some serious problems...
    When I was working on desktop settings, it locked itself, and it doesn't accept password I set during installation.
    I know that password is right, because it worked in YaST.

    How to solve this problem without loosing any files? I haven't done backup...
    Is it possible to reinstall system, without formatting hard disk, and loosing files?

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    Default Re: Random Features: openSUSE 11.3

    Yes if you have a separate home partition and select at install NOT to format the home partition just mount it as /home

    As to the lock is this at boot or some other place and are you sure of the case (cap locks on?) since case counts in Linux

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    Default Re: Random Features: openSUSE 11.3

    it doesn't accept password I set during installation.
    I know that password is right, because it worked in YaST.
    Do you have a separate password for root and normal user?

    How to solve this problem without loosing any files? I haven't done backup...
    Use a live CD to first back up those files.

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    Default Re: Random Features: openSUSE 11.3

    Do you have a separate password for root and normal user?
    No, I use the same.

    As to the lock is this at boot or some other place and are you sure of the case (cap locks on?) since case counts in Linux
    Yes, I've checked that...

    Thanx people!

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    Default Re: Random Features: openSUSE 11.3

    Try logging in as root with the password and then System | User and Group Management | change user password

    Or from a terminal session as root
    Code:
    chpasswd  user_name:password
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    Default Re: Random Features: openSUSE 11.3

    On 08/31/2010 06:06 PM, tararpharazon wrote:
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    > Try logging in as root with the password and then System | User and
    > Group Management | change user password


    Do NOT log into the GUI as root!! You may destroy your system.


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    Default Re: Random Features: openSUSE 11.3

    On 2010-08-31 13:36, Dragon Bard wrote:
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    > Hello,
    >
    > I've recently installed openSUSE 11.3 with GNOME and I'm facing some
    > serious problems...
    > When I was working on desktop settings, it locked itself, and it
    > doesn't accept password I set during installation.
    > I know that password is right, because it worked in YaST.
    >
    > How to solve this problem without loosing any files? I haven't done
    > backup...
    > Is it possible to reinstall system, without formatting hard disk, and
    > loosing files?


    I don't understand the problem. Could you explain again what you can't do?

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    Default Re: Random Features: openSUSE 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    On 08/31/2010 06:06 PM, tararpharazon wrote:
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    > Try logging in as root with the password and then System | User and
    > Group Management | change user password


    Do NOT log into the GUI as root!! You may destroy your system.
    when you login to the gui as root you are in the root's environment and you do this to fix specific problems.
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    Default Re: Random Features: openSUSE 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by tararpharazon
    when you login to the gui as root you are in the root's environment and
    you do this to fix specific problems.
    Why? just use gnomesu, kdesu, xdg-su then your command, if using the
    CLI just use su -

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    Default Re: Random Features: openSUSE 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by tararpharazon View Post
    when you login to the gui as root you are in the root's environment and you do this to fix specific problems.
    You should never ever log into a GUI as root. Ther is never ever a need to do this. You take a chance each time that you inadvertantly break something in a user directory by changing file ownerships by accident. There are hundreds of examples on the board of people doing this.

    Please do not encourage noobs to log into a GUI as root.

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