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Re: Finally got debian installed, X configured, and am locked out of Linux

On Sun, Jun 30, 2002 at 10:29:36PM -0500, Bert Knabe wrote:
> After much wailing and nashing of teeth, I have gotten Linux installed and
> Xwindows almost working. Installing Linux was the easy part. Now when I boot
> Linux, it boots into a Debian graphic login, but it won't let me login.
> Whether I log in as me or as root, it says the password is incorrect. I know
> the passwords are correct, they are the same wones I used from the command

I think gdm and the others don't allow root login's by default. Check in 
/etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf  add or change AllowRoot=true

Look through everything you can in /var/log for something strange and
try 'last /var/log/faillog'

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