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buteman
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Cannot login

Postby buteman » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:32 am

I have just installed Mint 14 cinnamon 64 bit. I cannot login even though I know the user and password are correct.
I have installed it twice just in case i had mis-typed the password
I am not a newbie having started with slackware 3.4 and also now run ubuntu 12.04 on my other machine so i though ok login as root and change my user password.
No can do so is there a problem with the distro or is it someting else.
Obviously I cannot sudo or su as I cannot get to it.
Can I interrupt the boot process and start in single user mode?
I tried firing up the install disc, mounting the root partition and chrooting but that doesn't work either.

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Re: Cannot login

Postby Zalbor » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:38 am

What desktop environment are you using (and what login manager)? KDE had that problem after an update recently.

buteman
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Re: Cannot login

Postby buteman » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:50 am

i am using the default Cinnamon setup.

Update

I have now installed the 32 bit cinnamon and it works fine so I guess its a problem with the 64 bit version.


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