F11 Liveuser Password

Suhan Andrei sandi_ro at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 11 00:31:05 UTC 2009

Hi , 

I encountered same problem and look the way I gat at a possible cause. 
I think that Ups fedora KDE fellows "did" it again , I may be wrong . Please correct me if necessary.

if you cannot login with liveuser  to see why ( optional you will need second machine with ssh/ftp enabled to get the logs)
>From login greeter select "Failsafe" session and login with empty password . 
You will get a Xterm window where you can start looking at logs . 
First log to look at : /var/log/kdm.log  ( may need to become root first using su ) 
I find here (looks more like a SCRIPT ERROR that trigers more errors in greeter, looks like greeter cannot cope with errors):  
-----  unterminated if ----
/etc/X11/xdm/Xresources:30:1: error: unterminated #if
kdmgreet(2934) KdmLabel::lookupStock: Invalid <stock> element ' "pam-error" '. Check your theme! 

can anyone confirm similar log pattern ? I intend  to post a BUG into BUGZILLA ? 


Kevin Kofler
Wed, 24 Jun 2009 01:22:54 -0700
R. G. Newbury wrote:
> This is the LiveCD-KDE spin. When the login screen comes up it is
> exactly like a normal KDE login. It NEVER auto-logs.

The KDE Live CD is configured to autologin. If you get a login screen, this
means the KDE session failed to come up and so it drops you back to KDM.
Most likely this is a video driver bug which crashes X11.

        Kevin Kofler



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