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well root worked, but it puts me in a text mode, and I'm not sure how to get into the graphical mode....
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    well root worked, but it puts me in a text mode, and I'm not sure how to get into the graphical mode.

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    Execute adduser command and create a new user. Logout and login using new user account. Execute startx command and post error message here, if any.
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    ok... I was able to add users... but it won't let me log into any of them... even if I set a password. I've tried it with a number accounts, but won't let me set a password...

    I was however able to startx in root. I was hoping to find a user utility in there, but no avail. is there a way to set the user account. I looked all over, not having much luck

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    What error message does it throw while logging in as regular user?
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    it just says "incorrect password"...
    logging on with anything other than root does this
    I tried making several accounts... even an account with test
    am I doing this right... this is how I added it:

    adduser test -p test

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    Log in as root and execute this
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    ls -l /home
    Post output here.
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    there are 4 entries.... and they look like this:
    drwx------ 4 mark mark 4096 2007-12-31 20:47 mark (in blue)
    the other 3 look exactly like this.

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    Are you creating same UserID? Try different User ID.
    Execute this
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    adduser angels
    Assign it password and try to login as angels.
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    password

    how do I assign the password for the account?

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    When you execute adduser command, it will ask for User details including password.
    Nothing will appear on screen while typing password, not even ******.
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