I’ve recently installed openSUSE 11.3 with GNOME and I’m facing some serious problems… lol!
When I was working on desktop settings, it locked itself, and it doesn’t accept password I set during installation. :’(
I know that password is right, because it worked in YaST.
How to solve this problem without loosing any files? I haven’t done backup… :shame:
Is it possible to reinstall system, without formatting hard disk, and loosing files?
On 2010-08-31 13:36, Dragon Bard wrote:
> I’ve recently installed openSUSE 11.3 with GNOME and I’m facing some
> serious problems… lol!
> When I was working on desktop settings, it locked itself, and it
> doesn’t accept password I set during installation. :’(
> I know that password is right, because it worked in YaST.
> How to solve this problem without loosing any files? I haven’t done
> backup… :shame:
> Is it possible to reinstall system, without formatting hard disk, and
> loosing files?
I don’t understand the problem. Could you explain again what you can’t do?
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” GM (Elessar))
You should never ever log into a GUI as root. Ther is never ever a need to do this. You take a chance each time that you inadvertantly break something in a user directory by changing file ownerships by accident. There are hundreds of examples on the board of people doing this.
Please do not encourage noobs to log into a GUI as root.
Although, I was too upset, so I’ve missed one important bit of information.
As I logged in as user, it actually accepted password, but crashed instantly, and returned to log in… I had no problem with logging in into XTerm environment, or however it is called.
I guess that the problem came out when i was adjusting desktop settings.
It’s an old computer, with 768MB RAM and integrated graphic card, and I’ve probably pushed it too hard with graphical environment and desktop effects.
I guess that’s how bug came up. Shouldn’t it, in such situations, when it crashes, restore previous settings?
Yes I understand but IIRC the OP couldn’t login to the GUI as ordinary user because the password wasn’t recognized. Because he used the same password for root, I suggested he login as Root (GUI) and change the ordinary user password if he could. If he can’t then we need to come up with alternatives.
Basically, I wanted to know if he made a typo creating the ordinary userid password and if the root password works. Root password was supposed to be the same as the ordinary user.
. for some reason the 11.3 installation disk cannot see the second hard drive and meanwhile i can see it with Parted Magic.
I bought my wife a laptop about 18 months ago, she only wants to use PCLinuxOS (it is what she is used to) PCLinuxOS would only work with a root account, (it took some effort to get it to even install) attempts to get a normal user account to work from GUI or CLI failed. I’ve been waiting for the system to die, But I don’t want to force it, It has not had an update in this time, this is still reliable (possibly because she is overly cautious).
I know I am going to cop some flack for posting this, but they are facts.