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Solved: LMDE 3 Unable to login

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:27 am
by LMikceh77
Hello,
I installed LMDE 3. Everything went well.
I registered my username, a password and the automatically login.
When I started the system the login appeared.
None of my attempts to login suceeded.

What can I do?
How can I change my username or my password?
Is there a chance to start a shell?
Starting with the recovery mode did not function better.
Is there any idea to solve my problem?

Thank you for your answer.
J.

Re: LMDE 3 Unable to login

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:28 am
by administrollaattori
Obviously Cinnamon desktop is too demanding for your computer. One solution is to install lighter environment like Xfce or Mate. An example Xfce installation via tty :

On the login screen press Ctrl Alt F1 and login into tty. Then run

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install task-xfce-desktop
sudo update-alternatives --config x-session-manager ## choose xfce4
startxfce4 -- :1
For getting back to the login screen press Ctrl Alt F7

PS. Note caps between 4 -- and -- :

Re: LMDE 3 Unable to login

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:48 pm
by LMikceh77
Hello,
I solved the problem by reinstalling LMDE 3 (25 minutes).
The problem was obviously that I choose password and automatical login.
After reinstalling there was no problem any more to login with my password.
My Notebook (Asus, Pentium, pae, 32-bit) was not the problem. It works well up to now .

Thank you for your post/s.
J.