Find the answer to your Linux question:
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
it's kinda late but.. i changed my mouse theme from control penel and then it told me to restart my computer and thats what i did. On my startup screen ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    164

    Password


    it's kinda late but..
    i changed my mouse theme from control penel and then it told me to restart my computer and thats what i did.
    On my startup screen after i restarted i could not type the password.
    i could type the username so i know my keyboard was working buy it would not let me type in anything for the password.
    i went into the failsafe mode and typed in my username and againe i could not type in my password.
    Do you have any suggesions of what could have caused my password not to work?

    I reinstalled suse and not its fine but i am still interested in knowing what caused my password not to work.
    Please feel free to send any suggestions or solutions.
    "thanks for your time"
    Windows is the problem, Linux is the solution!

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    1,267
    Theres an option, that you can select where you can remove showing ** on password input ...
    \"Meditative mind\'s is like a vast ocean... whatever strikes the surface, the bottom stays calm\" - Dalai Lama
    \"Competition ultimatly comes down to one thing... a loser and a winner.\" - Ugo Deschamps

  3. #3
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    164
    Theres an option, that you can select where you can remove showing ** on password input ...
    i did not change any options that had to do anything with the password
    i also tried typing in the password and pressing enter but it said that the login is invalid
    Windows is the problem, Linux is the solution!

  4. #4
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA, Michigan, Detroit
    Posts
    329
    How are you moving the cursor into the password box from the name box by clicking with the mouse our hitting tab and do you see the cursor there or does nothing show up in the input box.
    Long live the revolution!
    Have a nice day.
    If you want real change vote Libertarian!

  5. #5
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    164
    i tried both the tab key and mouse click neither worked
    when i move my mouse over the password box i think i was still able to see the cursor
    Windows is the problem, Linux is the solution!

  6. #6
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA, Michigan, Detroit
    Posts
    329
    By cursor I meant the blinking line in the box indicating type hear.

    Can you use Ctrl+Alt+(F1-F6) and drop out to a TTY session and log in there.
    Long live the revolution!
    Have a nice day.
    If you want real change vote Libertarian!

  7. #7
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    164
    By cursor I meant the blinking line in the box indicating type hear.

    Can you use Ctrl+Alt+(F1-F6) and drop out to a TTY session and log in there.
    it's all fine now.
    for future preferences
    if you login in the TTY session do you have to login againe when you goback to the graphical mode(ctrl+alt+f7)?


    PS: if you dont get the question tell me, i will try to explaine it againe.
    Windows is the problem, Linux is the solution!

  8. #8
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA, Michigan, Detroit
    Posts
    329
    If I understand your question correctly this is the scenarion you suggest:
    1- Machine boots up into graphical mode
    2- You log a user into the graphical session on tty7
    3- You then use Ctrl+Alt+F(1-6) to goto a virtual terminal
    4- You log into the virtual terminal do whatever then log out of the virtual terminal with the exit command
    5- You then return to the graphical session by useing Ctrl+Alt+F7

    If the above scenario corresponds to your question then no you are already logged in to the graphical session and would not need to log in again.
    Long live the revolution!
    Have a nice day.
    If you want real change vote Libertarian!

  9. #9
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    164
    If I understand your question correctly this is the scenarion you suggest:
    1- Machine boots up into graphical mode
    2- You log a user into the graphical session on tty7
    3- You then use Ctrl+Alt+F(1-6) to goto a virtual terminal
    4- You log into the virtual terminal do whatever then log out of the virtual terminal with the exit command
    5- You then return to the graphical session by useing Ctrl+Alt+F7

    If the above scenario corresponds to your question then no you are already logged in to the graphical session and would not need to log in again.
    its a little diffrent. here is how it goes
    1) machine tried booting in the graphical mode but there was a problem with the graphical mode and it starts the virtual terminal
    2) i login in the terminal
    3) switch to graphical
    do i need to login now?

    this would not occure unless your grapical session has a problem but just wanted to know
    Windows is the problem, Linux is the solution!

  10. #10
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    USA, Michigan, Detroit
    Posts
    329
    OK lets see if I have it right this time:

    1-Machine attempts to boot into runlevel 5 (graphical multiuser) but encounters an error and boots to runlevel 3 (command line multiuser) instead
    2- You log into the command line fix whatever the problem was with X then do startX command to start the graphical environment

    If this is correct then no you would not have to login to the graphical environment. However when you log out it will drop you back into the CLI and you will have to log out there as well with the exit command.
    Long live the revolution!
    Have a nice day.
    If you want real change vote Libertarian!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •