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    xsession login to root disable


    cannot login as root or any user

    message "xsession login to root disable"

    pls advice

    thanks

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    Graphical login as root is usually disabled in Linux for security reasons, but you should be able to log in as an ordinary user. Do you have a user account on your machine? If not, you will need to log in as root at a text console and create one.
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazel View Post
    Graphical login as root is usually disabled in Linux for security reasons, but you should be able to log in as an ordinary user. Do you have a user account on your machine? If not, you will need to log in as root at a text console and create one.
    can login to graphical mode using both root and ordinary b4. but now both showing "login disable". i need to login to create new groupwise account.

    1) when i try using "single" mode
    when login to root, it show no file and directory

    b4, i thought is was due to wrong passwd, i did use recover cd to reset the password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris2828 View Post
    can login to graphical mode using both root and ordinary b4. but now both showing "login disable". i need to login to create new groupwise account.

    1) when i try using "single" mode
    when login to root, it show no file and directory

    b4, i thought is was due to wrong passwd, i did use recover cd to reset the password.

    I manage to create a account for test-- "testacc"
    now can login to testacc.

    but when i try to su root
    it show "no such file or directory"

    where can i find the setting for root.

    pls advice, thanks

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    Are you typing

    su root

    ?????

    that is wrong. just type

    su -

    with the dash
    you will then be prompted for the root password

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    same result.

    after typing su -
    after entering the password, it display "no such file or directory"

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    Looks like your OS is seriously messed up. I have never seen or heard of this. Are you sure that the head drive is not messed up? Use a scan program from the maker to check for bad sectors. At boot press esc to watch the boot process. Any errors?

    Have you set any special security measures? Are you running OpenSuse? What version?

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