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    text logon

    I can log into KDE as a user but when I use the same login on text it won't accept any commands. It works when I log in as root. The only place I can use user is in KDE.

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    Linux Newbie
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    May 2004
    Boston, MA
    Do you mean that when you log in to a terminal as a non-root user you just get a blank prompt and can't enter any commands? If that's the case then you need to change your default shell in /etc/passwd. To do this, open up a text editor as root and open the file /etc/passwd. Find the line that starts with your user name. It should look something like this:
    dshock:x:1001:1001:,,,:/home/dshock:(something, or nothing)
    If whatever's after that last colon isn't "/bin/bash", replace it with "/bin/bash". If this wasn't your problem then maybe I didn't understand your explanation.

    But good luck anyway!
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