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Hello, I'm a newbie so this is probally easily solved! Havent booted my box for a while but when i did just before i got to the login screen i ...
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    Sytem Wont allow login


    Hello,

    I'm a newbie so this is probally easily solved!

    Havent booted my box for a while but when i did just before i got to the login screen i get a dialauge box:


    The files that contain your preferance settings are currently in use.....


    It gives me 2 buttons:

    Log out Contiune

    i cant move the mouse (which normaly needs selecting again in the control pannel anyway) or use keys to select either of the buttons.

    Any help would be much appreatated.

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    Well I don't know what the problem is, but it sounds like you can't do a graphical login, so you can either try to shutdown the X server with CTRL-ALT-Backspace, or you can leave it running and go to a console virtual terminal with CTRL-ALT-F1.

    That way you can login, probably best as root, and look at the most recent logs in /var/log/ and try to figure out what is wrong.

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