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    Default I cannot login

    Yesterday, I included the GNOME 3 repository and I upgraded to GNOME 3 only to find out that my ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook PC cannot work with GNOME 3 because I use the nouveau graphics driver instead of the nVIDIA binary Linux driver. I have nVIDIA Optimus technology installed on my laptop which means that there is no official support from nVIDIA. So, I removed the GNOME 3 repository and I reinstalled GNOME 2.32. I also installed KDE 4.6.2.

    Here is my problem:

    When I boot my computer, I cannot get to the GDM screen that allows me to select my user profile and enter my password. I get a screen that says openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) and linux-21rs.site.

    What happened?

    How do I solve this problem so that I can login to my computer as I did beforehand?

    I am able to do a CTRL+ALT+F2 to get to a TTY console and login from there so I can follow the steps to solve this problem from the BASH console.

    Please include detailed step by step instructions so that I can login into my computer as I did so before I did what I did yesterday. I have a class tonight at NJIT and there is a quiz in my class so I need my laptop to work as soon as possible because I have a digital textbook that requires me to run Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 bit to read my notes in the chapter.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: I cannot login

    I did some searching around in the forums here and I just wanted to let people know that I am unable to select a session at all. I just see a box that says OpenSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) and linux-21rs.site underneath it. I also see the universal access preferences icon, the screen resizer icon, and the power status icon on the lower right hand corner of the screen. Furthermore, I see the date and time and another icon to either restart, suspend, or shutdown my computer.

    What do I need to do to solve this problem?

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    Default Re: I cannot login

    On 04/13/2011 01:36 PM, wellywu wrote:

    > Please include detailed step by step instructions so that I can login
    > into my computer as I did so before I did what I did yesterday.


    restore from the system backup you made prior to installing GNOME3..

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    Default Re : Re: I cannot login

    Hi,

    When you are in terminal, go in root mode. Type yast2 (you'll access the yast in ncurse mode) and go to the system section->sysconfig editor->desktop->display manager and change it to KDM.

    Reboot and you should be able to choose your session type.

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    Default Re: I cannot login

    I solved the problem by myself. I deleted a bunch of repositories that I did not need and I did a zypper dup to reinstall a lot of the packages. I shut down my computer and I booted it back up. I can login again. Thanks.

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    Default Re: I cannot login

    DenverD wrote:

    > On 04/13/2011 01:36 PM, wellywu wrote:
    >
    >> Please include detailed step by step instructions so that I can login
    >> into my computer as I did so before I did what I did yesterday.

    >
    > restore from the system backup you made prior to installing GNOME3..
    >

    login on a tty as root, fire up yast (in text mode) by typing "yast" go to
    software management and install kdm. In yast goto the sysconfig editor and
    choose kdm as login manager.
    as root
    Code:
    init 3
    init 5
    do you then have a usable login manager.
    If I understood you wrong and the garbled screen you describe is instead the
    gnome desktop and not gdm than as a quick solution for now I would simply
    install the kde desktop until you have more time to resolve your gnome
    problem.

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    Default Re: I cannot login

    I switched to the KDM login manager. It works now. I rebooted my laptop and it works. I am able to login now.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: I cannot login

    You probably came in a mix of GNOME2 and GNOME3 packages/libs.
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    Default Re: I cannot login

    Knurpht wrote:

    >
    > You probably came in a mix of GNOME2 and GNOME3 packages/libs.
    >
    >

    I suspect that also. At least a
    Code:
    sudo zypper verify
    would be in order, but does of course not check everything.

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