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    Question Rescue login?

    Hi,

    I installed 11.4 gnome a few days ago and was fairly well impressed. I do (did) have some issues with it, though (e.g. libreoffice won't copy and paste). So I decided to install 11.3. I decided to enable desktop effects (anyway even though the selection said something to the effect that my system didn't support them) and what I got is scrambled graphics. So I put the dvd back in and selected rescue installed system. I get a prompt for "rescue login." Yes, I've googled and searched the forums.

    Seems like I've go two options: someone can tell me what the rescue login is, or I can reinstall. By now, I could have already reinstalled, but the answer would be nice to know. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
    AMD Athlon II X2 220, 2.8 GHz, 6 GB, PNY GeForce 210; 1 TB: Windows 7HP, Ubuntu 13.10, DBLab/Linux Mint 16 Remix, Suse 12.1 KDE.

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    Default Re: Rescue login?

    You should be able to login as root, no password needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    You should be able to login as root, no password needed.
    Well, the only thing I can think of is that that's too simple for me. Here's what I got:
    Rescue login: root
    Rescue:~# root
    -bash: root:command not found
    Rescue:~# nopassword
    -bash: nopassword: command not found
    Rescue:~# no password
    -bash: no: command not found
    Rescue:~#

    I guess I need to confess to you folks that I'm not a particularly smart person; some things that are easy for other people to grasp and apply, I have to have broken down and spoon-fed to me so that I can understand. This is one of those times. How -- precisely -- do I login as root with no password needed? Perhaps someone could type it out verbatim, post, and I could copy it down verbatim?
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    Default Re: Rescue login?

    I may be dumb, but I can spell perseverence. I thought to myself, "Randall, openSUSE isn't one of those debian-based OSes -- you should try a different approach to root." So I rebooted the dvd and tried a different approach. Here's what I got:
    Rescue login: su
    Password: root
    Login incorrect
    Rescue login: su
    Password: no password
    Login incorrect
    Rescue login: Login timed out after 60 seconds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randymanme View Post
    Well, the only thing I can think of is that that's too simple for me. Here's what I got:
    Rescue login: root
    Rescue:~# root
    -bash: root:command not found
    Rescue:~# nopassword
    -bash: nopassword: command not found
    Rescue:~# no password
    -bash: no: command not found
    Rescue:~#

    I guess I need to confess to you folks that I'm not a particularly smart person; some things that are easy for other people to grasp and apply, I have to have broken down and spoon-fed to me so that I can understand. This is one of those times. How -- precisely -- do I login as root with no password needed? Perhaps someone could type it out verbatim, post, and I could copy it down verbatim?
    You are allready loged in as root!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Code:
    Rescue:~#
    is the command line prompt.
    Henk van Velden

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    On 2011-04-06 14:36, Randymanme wrote:
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    > nrickert;2318923 Wrote:
    >> You should be able to login as root, no password needed.

    >
    > Well, the only thing I can think of is that that's too simple for me.
    > Here's what I got:
    > Rescue login: root
    > Rescue:~# root
    > -bash: root:command not found


    You are already in, there is no prompt for password. That display is all
    you will get, a text only linux live rescue system in all its glory >:-)


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    Default Re: Rescue login?

    Well, thank you all very much. No need for me to be embarrassed since I've already 'fessed up to being dumb.

    By the way, can someone direct me to a simply written tutorial on what do do to rescue my system after
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    On 2011-04-07 01:36, Randymanme wrote:
    >
    > Well, thank you all very much. No need for me to be embarrassed since
    > I've already 'fessed up to being dumb.


    Don't worry.

    > By the way, can someone direct me to a simply written tutorial on what
    > do do to rescue my system after


    Let me see... your question is how to disable effects. Compiz? From the
    rescue system, no idea. Your options are to create a new user (using yast
    as root), and use it, or to remove all compiz packages from the system
    (again, using yast, as root).

    I don't know whether starting in failsafe would disable effects and allow
    you to change the setting. Worth trying.


    You probably need to read some documentation, to guide you, but at this
    sleepy time of the night, I don't remember :-)
    I always say that I should make a note of interesting things, but then I
    don't remember where I keep such notes. See? I'm also dumb in my ways ;-)

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    Default Re: Rescue login?

    When you have problems with the desktop of a user, I do not see the need to strart a rescue system at all. Your system is not borked!

    Boot into runlevel 3 (by typing a 3 in the line of the GRUB menu). You will end up with a login prompt. Login as the user that has the problems. Move the .kde directory to another name
    Code:
    mv .kde .kde-save-because-you-never-know
    Thus at next KDE login KDE will think that you never used KDE and it will start with a clean default environment.
    Log out with
    Code:
    exit
    and reboot the system. Login normaly and you should have KDE as if it was your first time on the system.
    Henk van Velden

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    Henk's code is for KDE3, replace 'kde' by 'kde4' and it will work for current KDE4.
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