[CLUE-Cert] Couple of SuSE questions

Sean LeBlanc seanleblanc at home.com
Wed Dec 6 21:35:56 MST 2000

I've still been playing around with SuSE, but recently had two things 
come up, and I was thinking the group might have some info on them:

One: The user (not root) that was created during install can no longer log in
via normal X login...it accepts user and pass, then proceeds as normally, but
before it
gets to desktop, it bounces back to login screen again.
I can Ctrl-Alt-F1 and log in as that user and get to CLI, but no GUI.
Any suggestions on how I can troubleshoot this? I looked in /var/log/messages
see if there was anything, are there better places to look? I still am stumped
as to
what may have caused the problem in the first place...

Two: I cannot seem to get a normal user created...that is, I use Yast to put
one in,
and I can log in, but for this case, it just freezes after login. I have to go
over to another
console, log in as root, and kill off the session in order to get out. 
Are there special considerations
for users that need to be done in order to allow log in via GUI  that I need
to do? And again,
with these "new" users created, I can login also via CLI method, and no issues

And here's a general X question: I have the GUI login screen up and running.
If I go
to another virtual term, log in, and then try startx...it fails, because of
the other term
using the same display that startx defaults to, no? 
Is there any way around this that is easy to do? This might help me
troubleshoot why
GUI login is failing...


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