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RE: Problem with root account, login, X, KDE, etc -- none of the documentation seemed to work
- To: 'Ralf Habacker' <Ralf dot Habacker at freenet dot de>, Cygwin <cygwin at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Subject: RE: Problem with root account, login, X, KDE, etc -- none of the documentation seemed to work
- From: Malachi De Ælfweald <MalachiD at jBASE dot com>
- Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 08:25:36 -0700
Thanks for the reply.
I installed it at home, and everything went smoothly, so I am thinking it
has to do with the ntsec issues here at work.
Also, KDE is not the only problem. Neither xdm or kdm work (because they
want to run as root even if "id" says I am root), and login doesn't work.
I am going to rip-n-reinstall from scratch at work and see if that works.
From: Ralf Habacker [mailto:Ralf.Habacker@freenet.de]
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2001 12:39 AM
Cc: Malachi De Ælfweald
Subject: RE: Problem with root account, login, X, KDE, etc -- none of
the documentation seemed to work
1. Make sure, that you are using the last kde version (currently the beta
2. please read the beta 1 readme installation part (The file
in the sourceforges kde-cygwin project download area.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/kde-cygwin/) There you find hints for get
running kde. In short:
1. Install cygwin/xfree/kde (with kdemisc) as described in the kde
2a. start a a bash shell and enter startx & or
2b. call the startkde1.bat in the cygwin home dir with explorer
3. KDM isn't supported yet. (is documented in the readme). I have recognized
this problem already, but currently had no time to fix this
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> On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 02:07:47PM -0700, Malachi De ?lfweald wrote:
> > Corinna,
> > I realize you're busy -- so I will try to keep this short.
> > I have been reading through your docs (inetutils readme, login readme,
> > website comments, forum comments, etc) and I just can't seem to get past
> > this issue.
> > I have tried everything I could find in any doc (yours or anothers), and
> > just isn't working.
> > >From within cygwin, I type "login". No matter what user (or
> > use, it always fails. I have followed the docs regarding the mkpasswd,
> > mkgroup, environment variables....
> > The reason I am trying to do this is because I installed XFree86 and
> > am trying to run "kdm" (or even "xdm") and it just says that only root
> > run it. But I can't log in as root (or even myself).
> > Any possible help would be greatly appreciated.
> > Thank you,
> > Malachi
> Corinna Vinschen
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