Fwd: Adding user to dual boot laptop
Apologies to the OP, sent it directly to him by mistake, resending to
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.
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.
to 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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