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  1. #1

    Not able to Login In

    I created a user and was able to login with the user name / password
    This issues is happening recently
    Now when I login as the user, the system accepts the password and brings up a blank screen for a few minutes and brings me back to the login screen

    I am able to login as any other user and also I am able to do a su to the user from the Terminal prompt.

    I am running Fedora core 3

    Any help would be appreciated

  2. #2
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    MN USA
    I'm probably way off on this - but could your passwd file been corrupt or altered? If that were the case the user may no longer have access to a shell. You can check with
    cat /etc/passwd | grep <username>
    The end of the line should specify the shell for that user. An example may read: "matt:500:500:matt:/home/matt:/bin/bash" - this user has bash for a shell.

    Are you logging in graphically to x-windows or just from a terminal screen?

  3. #3
    what does /var/log/messages or /var/log/secure say?

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