On 01/16/2012 02:36 AM, yefimb wrote:
> I’ll try to be more specific. Terminal means konsole. And I cannot log
> in to GUI under my user name now.
thank you for your almost complete answer…but, you missed a couple of
crucial ones: you wrote “After signing in as a SU root in terminal I
cannot get back to my profile.”
and i asked two (multi-part) questions:
- “what did you do while root in that terminal?”
we need to know what you did in that root konsole session while logged
into KDE as yourself?
i mean, did you edit some config files? (which?)
did you install some software (what?)
did you transfer/copy/move/backup a lot of (or any) files from one place
because something you did (which i can’t from here imagine or guess)
has spoiled your system, badly!
and, there is no way i can help you fix it until you tell us what you did.
- “when you closed that root terminal were you still logged into a
desktop environment (which?) as yourself?? if not, what happened, exactly?”
i mean, if while you were in the root konsole:
-did you get any error messages?
-did the system crash?
-did you use the power button to shutdown and reboot?
-or, did you continue working as yourself in KDE, then shut down
normally and the next time you booted you could not log in as yourself?
hmmmm…do NOT log into KDE as root, ever! not even when you can not log
in as yourself!
ok, i guessed the first time (when i asked for the ls output) that you
had corrumpted your Xauthority file, but i could see from your output
that you had not (the output showed you still owned it, as it should be)
so, now i guess that maybe you might have moved stuff around or
installed some software while in that root console and how your linux
partitions are full, so do this: at the first green screen (the one
where you can select to boot linux or windows) when it first comes up
just type 3 and press enter…that should result in you going to a full
screen (real terminal) command line log in prompt in run level three…
when there at the log in prompt (looks like “blah-blah login:”) type
root and then give the root password…
the prompt will turn red, type in and press enter:
which will return a chart of info kinda like this:
Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
rootfs rootfs 20G 6.2G 13G 33% /
devtmpfs devtmpfs 486M 220K 486M 1% /dev
tmpfs tmpfs 492M 4.0K 492M 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda6 ext4 20G 6.2G 13G 33% /
/dev/sda7 ext4 104G 35G 68G 34% /home
and, in your “Use%” column are any of the percentages used above about 90%?
if there are, we probably know how to help…but, if they are all low
like mine then you have to tell us what you did as root? that might
give us a clue as to where to next begin guessing…
DD http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat http://tinyurl.com/DD-Hardware
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobiles” of operating systems!