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Sabayon 11 cannot login after todays update? [Solved]

Postby greendave8 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 20:56

Heeeellllppp please,

Hi every one my system has been working splendidly for 18 months or so....followed the updates, the kernel upgrades the video drivers etc. No real problems , until today?

On rebooting after the updates today (Limbo repo) the system boots to a large grey rectangular log in box. I type in the login name, and then the password, and it blanks out, and then reappears. I have never seen this screen or logo before... Any one any ideas??

I am running 64bit Sabayon, 16gb ram, i7, nvidia card etc....

Help would be appreciated please

gd8
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Re: Sabayon 11 cannot login after todays update?

Postby joost » Sun Mar 17, 2013 21:23

This is because you, most likely, merged the /etc/conf.d/xdm config file and reverted it to a default state.

You could:
- press alt+ctrl+f1
- log in as root
- nano /etc/conf.d/xdm and change the setting to use kdm / gdm or lxdm (whatever you used) instead of the "xdm" value.
press ctrl+x to accept the changes and save the file
- run: /etc/init.d/xdm restart

examples:
for GDM (Gnome) it should look like this:
DISPLAYMANAGER="gdm"

for KDM (KDE) it should look like this:
DISPLAYMANAGER="kdm"
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Re: Sabayon 11 cannot login after todays update?[Solved]

Postby greendave8 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 21:44

Many thanks Joost, you da man!!!

I followed your suggestion, and hey presto! Perfect...alive again... How'd you get so clever??
Thanks again, for the help

gd8:):):)
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Re: Sabayon 11 cannot login after todays update?[Solved]

Postby joost » Sun Mar 17, 2013 21:48

It actually made me propose a change:

http://lists.sabayon.org/pipermail/deve ... 08600.html

Glad you got it sorted.
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Re: Sabayon 11 cannot login after todays update?[Solved]

Postby Ryuno-Ki » Sun Mar 17, 2013 22:13

greendave8 wrote:On rebooting after the updates today (Limbo repo) the system boots to a large grey rectangular log in box.


Ehm … you are aware that you use the "testing" repo, aren't you? I'd expect, that the testers are experienced enough to manage those issues …

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Re: Sabayon 11 cannot login after todays update?[Solved]

Postby greendave8 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 22:26

Hi Ryuno-Ki,
Yes, I am aware, and up till now, not had a problem for ages....so I thought I was getting better/more thorough at this mullarkey. Got caught out today though!?!
I may well, stop using the limbo repo.... Not decided yet...

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Re: Sabayon 11 cannot login after todays update?[Solved]

Postby joost » Mon Mar 18, 2013 0:08

Limbo user or not it is now resolved.

http://git.sabayon.org/overlays/sabayon ... bc03cf4d50
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Re: Sabayon 11 cannot login after todays update?[Solved]

Postby Matte88 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 13:34

joost wrote:It actually made me propose a change:

http://lists.sabayon.org/pipermail/deve ... 08600.html

Glad you got it sorted.
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