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

On Wed, 2002-07-03 at 17:51, andrew may wrote: 
> 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

Logging in as root into X isn't a good idea in general, there are sudo, su
& friends for administrative tasks. And he tried as normal user so that
can't be the only problem anyhow.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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