[arch-general] graphical display management
j.l.k at gmx.com
Mon Mar 24 17:49:06 EDT 2014
On 24.03.14 at 21:08, message wrote:
> 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'.
This is the expected behaviour. Just run the command 'cd', without arguments it
will get you into the home directory, which should be '/home/a'. Or run
'su -l 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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