On 2/24/2015 11:46 PM, titanjith wrote:
> Fraser_Bell;2696782 Wrote:
>> … and -Do Not- switch your status from a “standard
>> user” to “administrator” (root). Your system can be messed up quickly
>> and terribly by doing that.
> so the only option is to re-install
You could try to create a new user and see if you can login with the GUI with that users. Login to the CLI with your
user. Then create a new user using YaST. YaST will run from the CLI in ncurses mode. Navigate with the Tab key and
Mind the spelling of YaST. Linux is case sensitive. If you are lucky you only damaged your user directory and a new
user would let you avoid a reinstall. However there could be other damage that is best solved with a reinstall.
In the future NEVER log in as root. Learn to use su, kdesu, gnomesu, YaST and File Manager-Super User Mode
“We’re all in this together, I’m pulling for you” Red Green
i switched my user status from standard to administrator
is a very vague statement and others here may have assumed you did something terribly wrong. I must admit that what you say sounds horrible and also not very Linux like. So first please a detailed description of what you did.
Ok, that’s a GNOME specific thing, and I’m not sure what it does exactly.
But it shouldn’t prevent the login manager from loading, unless it messes up the system permissions (which I would call a severe bug).
but when i rebooted my os
i was directly going to screen similar to the one u get when u press ctrl+alt+f1
i can do all type of terminal commands there but no graphical support
Please post the output of “sudo systemctl status display-manager” when in text mode.
Try to run “sudo systemctl start display-manager” in text mode.
Try to run “sudo startx” in text mode, and post the output if it doesn’t start a graphical session.
Try to set DISPLAYMANAGER=“xdm” in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager with a text editor and reboot.
Do you get a (simple) login screen then?