just installed openSUSE 11 and I can’t log in. I clearly remember my username and PW, but I can’t log in. Even if I try to login as root, (Not in the console), I can’t log in.
Is there a way to get back my username? Because I’m quite sure I know the PW. Or could it be that the problme has something to do with the fact that I coulden’t use the GUi on install? (I only had the Blue background kind of thing)
@caf4926: That’s what I thought. Now I have installed openSUSE 11 again, this time I wrote down my username & password and I still can’t log in. This has to be a problem with openSUSE 11. I have absolutely no idea what’s wrong.
Here are some more details about the installation & hardware:
Intuition says (and who knows what that means) says to do a text install rather than a GUI install because perhaps it’s getting hung up on the video settings. I wonder how/if you can do a text based install and perhaps get right to the end, where you might then be able to log on in console mode and then fix the video.
Another thought associated with avoiding strife from video: if you type the numeral 1 when the Grub menu starts, and then press enter, it will boot to a console for root-only called runlevel 1. Can you log onto that (assuming you haven’t tried runlevel 1)? If you can you might be able to think about fixing the GUI/video from there (if it is the video).
Of course, these won’t do a thing if my intuition is wrong, which is highly likely. Perhaps try out item 2 as a very easy thing to do.
Opps apologies, just realize you can’t even reach the login screen.
Before another reinstall happens, try swerdna’s text boot using runlevel 1 or maybe runlevel 3 when there is a prompt for a user login in runlevel 1 you have to login as root as mentioned in swerdna’s post. If you use runlevel 3 you can login as the user and can su to become root and maybe try to run the command sax2 -r -m 0=vesa (0 is zero not o). If you pass the annoyances in runlevel 3 do a command init 5 if you reach init 5 if you are using kdm as your display manager type kdm at the promt to start the gui interface of the login screen, or you can use, startx to directly boot to your disktop as root