Fedora Installation :: Unable To Login As Root Under Gnome?
Feb 3, 2010
I've installed F12 twice now. After completing the installation and getting all the updates via YumEx, my network trouble begin after a reboot. I am not able to login as root under gnome so I can't see the services panel.
Tried to reinstall 'NetworkManager' after the fact but of course I have no network connections so I may have made the problem worse. I hate to reinstall and repeat the same troubles over again as it consumes a lot of time. I don't know where to begin.
i,m using Fedora11 since some time.... to day i hav updated my system but after updation, im unable to login my system through Gnome, but i can login by KDE as usual. now there is another problem i can,t login system throgh root account although i can access root account through terminal
Everything was fine yesterday, but today, the situation is the following:
When I try to login as root, using Gnome, after I enter username and password, it can do three things:
1- It brings me back to the GUI login screen again
2- Brings me to the prompt login screen (black)
3- It lets me in but I have no top or bottom navigation bars. (Sorry, cannot remember the actual names...) Sometimes I have access to a console screen, which allows me to reboot, and sometimes not, in which case I have to do a cold reboot. Not good.
The last attempt I made, I used the KDE interface and everything was fine.
I really don't understand what happened between yesterday and today, nobody but me uses this system at home and remote logins for root are disabled.
I downloaded Gentoo and burnt it on CD.I did boot the livecd and the system passed starting stage and it recognised my hardware. After that, there islivecd login prompt, and obviously I tried to use root and no password but it says login incorrect. This is what I did:
Code: livecd login: root Password: [hit enter here]
After upgrading FEdora 13, user ravi was added. Then after few days neel was added. Both of the users were already existing. So when attempting login to neel, we found that every file is owned by ravi. So we did$chown -R neel:neel But after that problem started and when we rebooted the machin, there were no list of users on login screen. (then I connected to that comp remotely, it worked, but somehow I was not able to switch to root) It says incorrect password (though I new it very well). So I went to maintenance mode and changed the root password, and rebooted. Still problem persists.Now I am not able to login as root (from anywhere, login screen , terminal, remote)No list of usernames on login screen ( but i can choose, other and type login-password)
I have just upgraded my laptop from F8 to F10, and I am unable to login to the system as root user.At login, it provides 2 options, one is the user I created and another called 'other'.On selecting 'other' and providing uid/passwd as 'root/<rootpassword>, it says "Unable to Authenticate User"!!However, when I tried to access my windows partition, it happily accepted the root password
I have installed Fedora 10 on VmWare. I created another user besides root. I am able to login to that user using GNome login and i can switch to root using "su" command and perform the additional tasks.
Now, for one lab assignment, i need to login as root using GUI. But whenever i am trying to do, I am unable to do that. Is there some additional things that i have to do to login as root from GUI?
not able to Login as a root in my fedora 11 machine , but I can login with other user.when I login with as a root user the error occurred "user authentication failed ". After login with user account when I open Terminal and try to login with same username = root and Password= admin then I can login .
Recently I have installed FEDORA 14 genome on my toshiba sat. L510 laptop. I am using windows 7 ultimate on the other end. My laptop in working fine with both OS. When I tried to install my mobile BB i.e. ZTE USB modem We need 3 packages
1. usb_modswitch 2. usb_modswitch.data 3. wvdial
After that I tried to edit the /etc/wvdial.conf to put the [Dialer cdma] details.it asks for root access. I have tried to gain it from terminal used command
which i have used throughout the installation. stiil it says login invalid I need to get it work because i cannot edit any file from gedit and i cannot get on the net so for every tutorial which i want to see i need to reboot the system login to win 7 then save page as HTML return to Fedora and try to get it done Still it fails as i dont hav root access....
Having installed Debian 7 on an old machine from a Liinux Format Magazine DVD I was unable to log in as a specific user. I can login as root and use useradd etc but when I logout of root I still cannot login as a user and nor will the machine accept my root password. I have to shutdown and reboot to get back into root. I'm using O'Reilly's Linux Pocket Guide from 2004 for the commands. Could it be that things have changed?
We have setup Squeeze a Test machine , just for some tests, without network, Internet etc. and we need to allow root login in Gnome. We've changed /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf:[security] AllowRoot=truebut still doesn't work.
About a week ago I used preupgrade to make the transition F14 -> F15 on a x86_64 workstation.
The system has been fully updated ever since, but I'm still not able to login either with KDE or Gnome. With KDE, the login process freezes before completion, whereas with Gnome I get the "wallpaper" behaviour reported here: [URL]
Funny though, I can login in the KDE failsafe session.
I could find no other thread reporting this problem and am at a loss on how to start diagnosing the problem. If anyone out there has any suggestion, I'd welcome it...
what's the difference between a "regular" KDE session and the failsafe one? They both look & feel the same to me...
I have squeeze with gnome. Various apps let me log in as root when needed to but if I logout as a user and try to login as root it won't let me (won't authenticate password). I had this problem before and reinstalled Debian and definitely checked for it to allow me to do this and it worked for a while after new install. Apparently some update overrode my preferences. This is a major defect and may force me to abandon Debian. I don't use root often but I don't have any use for a operating system that won't let me use it. Anyone know how to correct this. I am not interested in using a terminal on a regular basis or ever for that matter.
I tried to install Compiz on F9 Gnome and I added a startup entry (system, preferences, personal, session, startup programs). Now I can't log in to the gnome window manager, it logs in and then logs out again. I would like to remove the entry that I created in the startup programs, but I don't know which file to edit. Where the settings to the System > Preferences > Personal > Session > Startup Programs are stored.
I have recently upgraded my System from F13 to F15.
I use an ATOM Board with an Intel N10 graphic chip. It worked without any issue with F13.
F15 boots up, I can see the blue screen with the Fedora Logo. Then it changes to the background picture of gnome and thats is. No login screen. I checked the logs but I am unable to find any hint, why gnome does not boot up completley.
I'm not able to login as a root through ssh but i'm able to switch as a root user once i get into the Debian boxI already modified /etc/ssh/sshd_config to PermitRootLogin Yes and restart the ssh service
I am unable to login as root to a linux machine through SSH. Login through console is working fine. SSH is not working only for root user. It is working fine for other users. I have checked the sshd_config file and it says:PermitRootLogin yesI'd be grateful if somebody can give an idea about what is going wrong.