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outlawv12

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login problem.
« on: December 13, 2011, 01:00:46 pm »

i am new to linux. i installed VL-7. the first time the log in window was ok, but after i updated some new reposirtoies the log in windows changed.it is now hughmungus,with no "sessions,or menu". How do i get back the original log in windows?
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hata_ph

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Re: login problem.
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 04:30:19 pm »

do you remember actually what you did?
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outlawv12

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Re: login problem.
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 09:47:16 pm »

do you remember actually what you did?
   
yes  iwas trying to install KDE,by loading different repositories. After i updated i restarted the computer,that was it. If i go tui  the regular windows is there.Ihave a problem with tui , when i open firefox  the menu bar is out of reach,so i can not close it.  I also dont like the command login.
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Re: login problem.
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 12:12:51 am »

which different repositories you are using?
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Re: login problem.
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 01:04:37 am »

Welcome outlawv12

A lot of good folks on this forum use KDE.  Not me.  I guess it is pretty and all that, but I stick with XFCE.  Simple but nice.  There may be good reason to use KDE, but its not much use to me, best I can tell. 

Something is probably wrong with your video settings.  I can't recall just what to do, but you are right to come in via the TUI and then go to xorg or xconf or some such and select different video settings.

Welcome to the forum.  It has folks like me, who know little about the tech stuff and a lot of folks, like hata_ph who know the tech stuff.  Respond to hata_ph's suggestions.  He will get you fixed up. 
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outlawv12

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Re: login problem.
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 08:24:18 am »

which different repositories you are using?
i do not know which repositories i was using. i installed between 6-7 repos, each one that i upgrade and look for kde4,it could not be found.Then i start selecting different kde packages.restart. Log in window gone,and in its place one about 3x8.
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outlawv12

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Re: login problem.
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 08:27:11 am »

which different repositories you are using?
Hi want to thank you all for trying to get me up and running.
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hata_ph

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Re: login problem.
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 04:10:15 pm »

can you post your /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc?
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outlawv12

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Re: login problem.
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011, 09:15:43 pm »

can you post your /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc?

you got me, what is that? where do you find it.?
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hata_ph

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Re: login problem.
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2011, 09:54:04 pm »

is under /etc/slapt-get/
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outlawv12

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Re: login problem.
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 05:10:25 pm »

is under /etc/slapt-get/
hi i am a  dummy  not computer savvy.You have to draw a picture,or give me directions.Maybe i need a course about linux..what or where you find /etc/slapt i am lost. it maybe simpler to reinstall. but i wont learn any thing that way.
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outlawv12

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Re: login problem.
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2011, 05:39:22 pm »

is under /etc/slapt-get/
Hi ,i was just wondering,could you direct me , to set it up so that when the computer starts it select TUI. with a log in window.
Thanks for being patient.
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Re: login problem.
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2011, 07:47:11 pm »

can you boot VL?
when at grub menu there should be 2 link, one for GUI and other is TUI
are u having problem login to GUI?
try go to TUI, log in to your user account and type startx

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/docs/vl60/manuals/vl6_admin_vasm_en.html#xwindow
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Re: login problem.
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2011, 08:29:40 pm »

i am new to linux. i installed VL-7. the first time the log in window was ok, but after i updated some new reposirtoies the log in windows changed.it is now hughmungus,with no "sessions,or menu". How do i get back the original log in windows?

From this is sounds as if you are getting to some kind of login window just not what you are used to.
I'm thinking you can still login.  Please let me know if I am wrong.


I think your XDG_DATA_DIRS evironmental variable has changed, it can have that effect.
in a terminal type ...
echo $XDG_DATA_DIRS
and post the output to this thread.
Thanks
« Last Edit: December 15, 2011, 09:52:37 pm by stretchedthin »
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Re: login problem.
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2011, 12:41:14 pm »

can you boot VL?
when at grub menu there should be 2 link, one for GUI and other is TUI
are u having problem login to GUI?
try go to TUI, log in to your user account and type startx

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/docs/vl60/manuals/vl6_admin_vasm_en.html#xwindow
hi yes i can log in to GUI ,But only xfce.
yes i can log into TUI. which as a regular login window-with "session and menu". KDE will start  but any window that opens the menu bar  is beyond the top of the screen.
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