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    locked out of Suse


    After installing Linux Suse under the KDE type of installation, the system won't let me log on...demanding a user name and password. And I had thought KDE was a auto logon not requiring a user name and password. Anyway, I don't have a user name and password that is acceptable. Any suggestions?

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    SUSE does set you up with an autologon.
    But it is autologging a certain user which is specified in the login manager.
    When you installed, you did set a root password right?
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    Yes, and that password and login name was rejected, so I am still locked out.

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    Boot to "failsafe", type "passwd" at the command prompt and put in a password. Then type "adduser username"
    Then "username passwd"
    Put in a new password, then reboot with the new user.
    Hope this helps.
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    No, it didn't work. Actually this is the second time this incident happened where I finally reinstalled Suse from the beginning. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by managerdan
    No, it didn't work. Actually this is the second time this incident happened where I finally reinstalled Suse from the beginning. Thanks for the suggestion.
    You have something else that is going wrong besides losing a user name and password.
    My guess is that this is a symptom of a greater problem.
    What that could be, I am clueless.
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