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Re: No longer able to log in.

Quoting Jacob S <stormspotter@6Texans.net>:

> On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 17:29:32 -0500
> Roberto Sanchez <roberto@familiasanchez.net> wrote:
> > OK.  I have encountered a very annoying problem.  This morning, before
> > heading off to school, I logged into my machine (running Sarge) and
> > printed something(a couple of pages from a PDF through xpdf).  I
> > promptly logged out and then noticed I forgot to check my email.  When
> > I tried to log back in, I gdm appeared
> > to take a very long time.  The mouse cursor would disappear over the
> > password entry field.  Long story short, I killed X with Ctrl-Alt-Bksp
> > and it did not return.  I switched to tty1 and tried to login.  No
> > joy.  The login there would also hang, but I could kill it with a
> > ctrl-C.  I also cannot SSH into the machine.
> > 
> > The mahcine has not been sending its regular logcheck emails, so
> > something may be seriously wrong.  But, on the other hand, the
> > keyboard still works and I can attempt a login (though it hangs) and
> > switch tty's.
> > 
> > I suspect that a hard boot may fix the problem, but I am hesitant to
> > take the Microsoft approach unless I have no other choice.
> Have you tried logging in as root in the console (not the graphical
> login)? I've seen just about this exact behavior when a /home partition
> runs out of free space.
> HTH,
> Jacob

No dice.


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