password problem at start screen

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password problem at start screen

Postby bobbyr » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:09 pm

Just switched to Elyssa from the 4.0 KDE Edition (dual-booting w/Vista), and have a problem: Despite having set a password during the install, when I get to the start screen, the password isn't accepted.
The first time I type the password in, it appears as typed, and nothing happens. If I type it in again, I get the privacy dots, and a message that the password is wrong.

I've installed three times, and it's still happening!!!

Can anyone offer a solution?

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Re: password problem at start screen

Postby Husse » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:39 am

I suppose you mean the gdm log in where you give user name and password to log in
Do you have a separate home partition?
If so the problem is there...
You move from KDE to gnome and there are some problems with that and the same user name
Unfortunately the easiest way is to install again
but first
use a new user name
move all hidden files in /home into a folder (which you can have in home)
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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