[arch-general] graphical display management
letter at openmailbox.org
Mon Mar 24 17:08:36 EDT 2014
On 2014-03-23 18:13, arch-general-request at archlinux.org wrote:
> Message: 5
> Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:06:12 -0400
> From: Mark Lee <mark at markelee.com>
> Subject: Re: [arch-general] graphical display management
> On 03/20/2014 06:50 PM, Guus Snijders wrote:
>> Op 20 mrt. 2014 18:36 schreef "message" <letter at openmailbox.org> het
>> [ gdm ]
>>> After power-on, the computer
>>> starts with a sign-in prompt.
>>> Normal user does not work.
>>> Signed in as root [...]
>> Ok, now we're getting somewhere.
>> When the logon as user "does not work", do you get an error message?
error: 'login incorrect'.
As root, enter the command 'su a' and not prompted for a password. 'less
/etc/shadow' shows the password for the user.
Interestingly, 'su a' results in the cursor 'pwd' to be the root home
directory and not '/home/a'.
> Do you have the correct graphics drivers installed (xf86-video-*)? At
> least xf86-video-vesa should work. See
Yes, according to the successful initiation of an x session when signed
in as root and the driver installation test instructions.
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