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Old 10-10-2012, 04:30 AM
Gary Roach
 
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On 10/09/2012 07:11 PM, Wally Lepore wrote:
> On Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:53:14 -0700 Gary writes:
>
>> I have a Toshiba Qosmio with 2 60 GB hard drives, one with Windows XP and the other with Debian Squeeze.
>> I just decided to add my wife as a user to the linux side. For some reason the login screen won't work.
>> I set up her account in passwd and group and I set up her home directory.
>> I can log her in as an su user with no problem. When I re-boot the system and the splash screen comes up (KDE4),
>> I can enter her name and password but the system rejects the pass word.
>> I've checked everything about 3 times and can find nothing wrong.
>> I would guess that I have missed some niggally detail. The Windows XP side works fine. Any ideas?
>>
> Gary, I found this thread by someone who has as similar problem as
> yourself. Perhaps it may help.
> http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=45579
>
> Regards
> wally
>
>
Thanks for the reply. I read the reference but no joy. My login problem
is happening at the kdm level before the OS is even started (I think).
How does one activate /deactivate the initial login screen. I know this
is possible. I think I set this up when I initially installed Debian
from the iso network installation disk. I probably prompted me through
the process at the time. I have since completely forgotten what I did at
the time. I think I need to re configure kdm somehow.

Gary R.
 
Old 10-10-2012, 12:06 PM
"tv.debian@googlemail.com"
 
Default Fwd: Adding user to dual boot laptop

Apologies to the OP, sent it directly to him by mistake, resending to
the list.


On 10/10/2012 06:30, Gary Roach wrote:




On 10/09/2012 07:11 PM, Wally Lepore wrote:

On Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:53:14 -0700 Gary writes:


I have a Toshiba Qosmio with 2 60 GB hard drives, one with Windows XP and the other with Debian Squeeze.
I just decided to add my wife as a user to the linux side. For some reason the login screen won't work.
I set up her account in passwd and group and I set up her home directory.
I can log her in as an su user with no problem. When I re-boot the system and the splash screen comes up (KDE4),
I can enter her name and password but the system rejects the pass word.
I've checked everything about 3 times and can find nothing wrong.
I would guess that I have missed some niggally detail. The Windows XP side works fine. Any ideas?


Gary, I found this thread by someone who has as similar problem as
yourself. Perhaps it may help.
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=45579

Regards
wally



Thanks for the reply. I read the reference but no joy. My login problem
is happening at the kdm level before the OS is even started (I think).
How does one activate /deactivate the initial login screen. I know this
is possible. I think I set this up when I initially installed Debian
from the iso network installation disk. I probably prompted me through
the process at the time. I have since completely forgotten what I did at
the time. I think I need to re configure kdm somehow.

Gary R.



Hi,

to reconfigure kdm:

dpkg-reconfigure kdm

You could also try another login manager (gdm)


Did you check the permissions&owner:group of /etc/shadow ?


Are you sure it's not a locale setting, is the keyboard layout the right
one in kdm, did you use any special sign in the password ? (hint: try to
write the password in kdm user name field to see if it's correct).


You could also disable login with password for this account altogether
in "systemsettings" as a temporary workaround, if you are comfortable
with security implications.


Just a few ideas to help you get on the right track.


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