i've installed Ubuntu many times before. one thing i can never understand is the root user. i was never ever asked to set the password for the root user during installation. and for some reason, maybe i ****ed up during installation of stuff or whatever, i will no longer be able to login to root. it will say my password is incorrect.WHY CAN'T MY ACCOUNT BE THE HIGHEST ADMIN???very pissed off right now as this is the 2nd time i'm reinstalling my Ubuntu. (first time was because i might have ****ed the uninstallation of MySQL. now it's wrong root password BS)
How to enable Root login...i cant copy or move something on the HDD...I have administrator rights and password for root but i cant change permissions for the HDD without login on root and root login are not allowed .
I just updated to 10.10 (), but I have one problem. I changed my password a few days ago, and now whenever I log on, It comes up with the attached message, and I have to type in my OLD password to connect to wireless.
i just installed linux mandriva 2009. i set password for root and created a user account. when i try to login as root, after logging out as user, it does not allow me and gives the error "root logins are not allowed". even it does not show the root account. if i try to go to root from konsole terminal using su root, it allows to enter as a root but when i try to start the GUI with startx it gives error.not sure what to do and why i can't see my account in GUI mode
I have a touch screen and I want to enable the onboard onscreen keyboard during login. From some instructions that refer to Ubuntu versions below 9.04, I need to enable the plain theme for the keyboard to display during login, but 10.04 no longer has a login preferences GUI so how do I do this in 10.04?Or, does anyone know of another way to do this? I set the Assistive properties to display the keyboard on login, but nothing is displayed.
I just installed Fedora 12 on a laptop. I changed the default shell on the root account to /bin/tcsh and changed the runlevel to 3 and then rebooted. Now I can't login into the root account: it returns me immediately to the login prompt and I can't see any error message (the screen is cleared).Why is this happening?Can I boot into some sort of safe mode so I can undo my changes to the /etc/inittab and /etc/passwd file?I tried booting with a Live CD with the intention of mounting the filesystem and making the changes, but the new filesystem is a LVM and it won't let me mount it (or I don't know how to mount a Logical Volume).
I am having a problem with the latest update of lucid ubuntu. I was on 10.04 for the longest time but decided to update while I was out doing errands. When I got back the logon screen was made up of blue and gray windows on a completely black background and the mouse and keyboard wouldn't work!
I found that if I unplugged and then replugged my mouse that I could get it working, but not all the options work properly. When you try to close a menu it just stays up, but it isn't there at the same time. Also, the shutdown/restart options don't work along with the physical power button on my computer, I have to remove the battery and power cord to shut it down.
I am currently dual booting ubuntu and windows 7 on my gateway NV59 laptop.
I edited fstab to automatically mount my windows data partition on boot, but I screwed it up by not specifying the file system type, however that is not the problem, I was able to fix that easily. The problem was that when it failed to mount the partition, Debian automatically entered root and I guess that is to be expected in order for me to fix it, but I never configured a root password and it just gave me full root access without asking any password, not even my user password. I though that was strange so I set the root password and sure thing it asked me for the root password this time without automatically logging into root....
I then tried to lock the root account to see if it will ask me for a password or not, it did but of course I wasn't able to login as root because it was locked now and I was left with no way to access the system. I had to fix fstab from a live cd so that I can login normally as the user....
I didn't know what to search for or if that is the expected behavior if you don't set root password during installation, but it just seemed a bit strange to automatically enter root when you specifically disable root login during installation...
I want, when I boot up, to load and log-in automatically a default user. I get a login in screen with the option to login as root, I do not want this. How do disable the option to login to X as root and just load as me/default user?
I'm trying to boot into 10.04, but all I see is the purple background. I never get a login box to load the desktop. I've managed to gain access to the desktop, using the command line from the recovery console, only to see various warnings about gnome applet failures.
I spent a good amount of time setting up 11.04 the way i like it to run in classic mode with my firewire soundcard acting right and the apps i like. I added some new repositories yesterday and did an update and after that i restarted and all of the sudden ubuntu classic mode isn't even a choice any longer and unity is acting really strange and doesn't look right.
I upgraded to 13.1 and can still login with all users via ssh on a headless machine, but now when I try to login to X via XDMCP I just get returned to the login window. I do not have KDE or kdm installed, but rather use xdm. I was having no trouble prior to upgrade and even had an XDMCP session going during the upgrade, but once I logged out I couldn't log back in. I'm not real sure what's going on.
when I login my panels at the top and bottom are no longer there. When I use a window the spaces are still there at the top and bottom but no panels. gnome-panel does not appear to be running at all and nothing appears when I run it manually
This morning when I opened Evolution, It asked me for a password. It didn't like my login pass. It wanted an old password I used to use. When I click on Evolution I get Enter password to unlock your login keyring The password you use to log in to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring.
Fedora 9 used to support a timed login via the gdm program. This feature no longer works with the gdm that comes with Fedora 13 (gdm-2.30.2-1.fc13.i686 ). I made modifications to /etc/gdm/gdm.schema as follows:
I use OpenSuse 11.3 and I successfully built a samba/openldap server. However the raoming profiles were not working so I removed the roaming profile part of the samba and the openldap using ldap account manager. I also rejoined a couple of the computers back to the domain successfully (it was not an instaneous join, it took a good minute or 2 to join each pc). Now I cannot cannot login to any of these computers with the domain credentials. I can share using the UNC path no problem and this was working find about 1 week ago.
On 1 of the computers Iw as able to finally get a log file saying this:
Well, to start off my graphics card didn't work but I got that fixed.
When I start up and the login screen appears it no longer says my username and Other.. under it. It only displays Other.. I have to click that type in my username and then my password. When I log on the Auto Bug Reporting tool pops up and says 3 things crashed
I can't change my system time, shutdown or reboot under system or my username in the top right hand corner. I have to su and manually type reboot or shutdown to shutdown. It is like the computer is completely restricting me from using it.
When I try to get into my firewall an error comes up
when I booted the mouse was stuck & made the cube spin - other weird effects.I noticed this happens occasionally to a lesser extent but this time it rendered the system unusable.I managed to login somehow to older kernel.Turned off cube & problem gone but in the confusion I reverted xorg.config and now when I try to restore the backup it says I don't have permissions.Only root can restore the backup but I have no idea how to do this as its doesnt seem to be accepting the password.
I've recently installed 64bit version of ubuntu 9.10 but the GDMsetup doesn't seem to be working as it was in 9.04 i mean to say when you type gdmsetup at console the login window pops up where i can check the check-box "Allow local administrator log in" under security tab. to enable login as root. since it is not working i've to type password every time when i install a package or create a folder in root directory or mount a drive which is quite irritating how can i login as root in gui mode etc... also is there some syntax which i can put into /etc/gdm/custom.conf so i can log in as root....
I have a new Centos 5 installation that does not allow me to login as a regular user. I get the following message when I try to login with any user different to root:localuser: [user_name] being added to access control listNo profile has been found for user "[user_name]"I have been looking around and haven't found any clue as to how to solve this.
I have logged on as chris; sudo su to get root access. I have done:
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
my previous versions of ubuntu have been removed from the grub menu.I can not now log on as chris and sudo su to root from ssh. It says I am missing from sudoers file.Is there an easy way to fix as I can not access the master screen and will have to talk my wife through the changes required.