it seems like you can't understand me. what i

Red hat Ent linux std - 1yr
June 2, 2010 at 23:45:28
Specs: linux, 16 gb
it seems like you can't understand me. what i was trying to say was that i can't log in, i am not even given the the password prompt.


there is a login prompt.....


i then have to type in my log name.....


if i press ENTER.......


it goes back to the login prompt. it doesn't give me the password:

i hope you now understand. so, it means i can not log in at all. even as root.

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June 2, 2010 at 23:50:41
Welcome to Computing.Net; I don't know what you are asking.


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June 3, 2010 at 12:57:58
Can you log on in another screen? Try Ctrl -F1 or F2,3 and such for a shell.

I suspect there is an issue with the password file or some other deal. Do you have root password also? Does any account work?

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June 3, 2010 at 15:22:47
I guess, that user has no rights, to login or has expired.
So you might have to login as root and change the login settings for that user by using something like usermod or chsh. depending on the Linux destro, you're using.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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August 31, 2010 at 12:10:11
I agree with PaulSep try loggin in as root and making sure you have an account that is active

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