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NOT LOGGING ME IN!

Post by uhohthisismo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:02 pm

ok i dont know WHAT happened but this morning i turned on my computer and tried logging into my bea and it doesnt log me in. it keeps saying i need to input username and password eventhough i already did. it refuses to log me in. what do i do?

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Post by clem » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:26 pm

edit /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default and remove the lines referring to mintDesktop and mintDisk.

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Post by uhohthisismo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:54 pm

where do i put that in?

i tried the "recovery mode" and i tried putting that in but it didnt do anything or give me any code to delete

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Post by clem » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:09 am

When you get to the login screen, hit CTRL+ALT+F1 and log in in the console. then edit the file with vi, or nano, or whatever console-mode text editor you're most familiar with.

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Post by uhohthisismo » Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:24 pm

Warning: unknown mime-type for "edit /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default" -- using application/*

Error: no write permission for file "etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default"

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Post by clem » Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:33 pm

I suppose you don't know how to use vi... ok let's remove the packages then:

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sudo apt-get remove mintdisk mintdesktop

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Post by uhohthisismo » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:52 pm

srry clem im a real noob

i did the sudo apt-get remove mintdisk and it said "E: package mintdisk not found"
and then when i did sudo apt-get remove mintdesktop it said it found 0 files to be removed.

is there anyway i can just get my data out? i dont mind reinstalling it. itd be awsome if i could get it to work but ya

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Post by clem » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:29 am

Ok... let's try something else:

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sudo mv /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default.sample
See if that works.

By the way, use CTRL+ALT+F1 to go to console from GDM, and CTRL+ALT+F7 to go back to the GDM login screen.

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Post by uhohthisismo » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:28 pm

Command not found :cry:

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Post by scorp123 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:29 am

uhohthisismo wrote:Command not found :cry:
What did you type in?

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Post by uhohthisismo » Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:32 am

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sudo mv /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default.sample
and it said

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command not found  /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default 

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Post by scorp123 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:45 am

uhohthisismo wrote:and it said

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command not found  /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default 
Did you check the content of that directory?

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ls -al /etc/gdm/PostLogin/ 
If there is no file with the name "Default" then this error would be pretty much normal.

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Post by clem » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:12 am

No it wouldn't.. we're not trying to run Default, we're trying to run mv. It looks like you didn't type it correctly.

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Post by scorp123 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:14 am

clem wrote:No it wouldn't.. we're not trying to run Default
Ah yeah, silly me ... It should say something like No such file or directory in that case. Command not found however indicates he was trying to run a non-existing command ...

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Post by uhohthisismo » Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:11 pm

clem wrote: It looks like you didn't type it correctly.
i retyped it and it said the same thing

i did the ls thing and it said default.simple was there

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Post by scorp123 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:33 pm

uhohthisismo wrote:i retyped it and it said the same thing
Sorry, can't be. Can you please type again and show us here what you typed, word by word? You are mistyping something, or else the error message would be a different one.

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Post by uhohthisismo » Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:10 pm

ya i retyped everything yall said. when i did
ls -al /etc/gdm/PostLogin/

it found default.simple but not default.

and i typed
sudo mv /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default.sample
and it still said COMMAND not found.

is there anyway i can use the live cd and get my data out? and then reinstall it? cuz this is weirding me out :cry:

srry for the problems guys :oops:

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Post by scorp123 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:29 pm

uhohthisismo wrote:sudo mv /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default.sample
There is a slash missing. sudo mv /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default.sample
Something else ... can you please give me the output of these commands:

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which sudo

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which mv
Thank you.

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