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Login asks for user/password over and over again

Postby iliketurtles2000 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:44 pm

When I try to log-in to Mint LXDE 10, the screen just switches back and forth between asking me for 'user' and 'password'.

Booting from my usb works fine, but then since I installed onto my hard drive, I haven't been able to get in.

I've tried reinstalling, and got the same problem.

I've looked around at all kinds of solutions on the forum and google, including

-modifying the /etc/xdg/lxdm/lxdm.conf to uncomment autologin and session (didn't do anything).

-ctrl alt f1ing to terminal, logging in as root, then rebooting (didn't do anything).

-startx from console. it appears to already be running.

-disabling pcmanfm through /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart

-logging in with any variant of user:Mint or user:mint and password:Null or password:mint

-booting into recovery mode and installing updates

I don't think my hardware is super old:
amd turion 64 1.58 ghz 896MB RAM

I've had zero success, which is very disappointing because I've heard so much about how great linux is, but so far have only wasted hours trying to get it to work. :(

Welll... back to XP for now, I guess :|

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Re: Login asks for user/password over and over again

Postby ahivarn » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:39 pm

Dear friend;

this is not new to you and happens to many new users.. You might have forgotten user name and password.. I would ask you to use gnome Mint.. Mint is basically gnome Ubuntu and works best as thus.. Still perplexing situation.. Can you elaborate whats your username and what error is shown


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Re: Login asks for user/password over and over again

Postby Habitual » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:55 pm

re: "ctrl alt f1ing to terminal, logging in as root..." if that is successful, try logging in as yourself instead of root.
if that fails, login as root at console and type

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passwd <yourusername>

Check the CapsLock indicator before typing in new password.
Enter new password twice, ( it will NOT be echo'd to the screen).

Reboot. login as yourusername

Please let us know...

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