I can’t log into my normal user account at bootup; it just bounces back to the login screen. However, I can log into the user’s terminal window from the root account. I’ve tried deleting and re-creating the user, but to no avail.
Is there some special file that I could delete before re-creating the user? The one that holds the (corrupted) authentication data, perhaps?
Thanks for your reply! My machine isn’t connected to the Internet yet, so there’s no easy way for me to post the results. Nevertheless, I can answer your questions…
All partitions are near-empty, including / and /tmp. (By the way, how do you recommend cleaning /tmp? – with bash’s rm command?)
Graphics system works fine for root user, and also for a newly created normal user. Not sure if I changed the kernel or driver recently. Incidentally, all trouble occurred due to a power outage. The machine was on, but not in active use at the time.
zypper lr -d
All packages are either from Packman or the various opensuse.org repos.
For all this, please state your openSUSE version, desktop used, 32/64bit.
It’s 64-bit, 11.3/ KDE4. Do you need more information?
This has happened to me before. Usually the solution has been to create a new user and transfer all documents and profiles from the old one. It’s such a cumbersome solution, so I’d like to find one that’s more refined. My guess is that an authentication file needs to be deleted and then reinstatiated by re-creating the user. Any ideas?
I had this same problem after changing my graphicsdriver. kwin was configured with compositing enabled, yet the new graphicsdriver did not support this so immediately dropped me back to the loginscreen.
Solved by editing