Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438945
Unable to login after a new install
Last modified: 2008-04-21 03:49:37 EDT
Description of problem:
Unable to login after a new install
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): fedora 9 Beta
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a clean install on my machine
Intel Pentium 4 [1.7 GHz]
521 MB RAM
Intel 82845 Graphics Controller
LG L226W[Analog] Monitor
3.Create a Login account
4. Login in to the account
Actual results: The screen goes back to the login window
Expected results: Should load my KDE Desktop
How did you do your installation? Can you switch to a tty and see if you can
log in that way?
(In reply to comment #1)
> How did you do your installation? Can you switch to a tty and see if you can
> log in that way?
I used a complete DVD to install and customized the packages during install
KDE desktop only
Linux Base modules [didn't change and default package selection]
Office productivity suite, development software, print server, textbased
internet and other packages in graphical internet except firefox
2: I reintalled with default selection packages plus KDE desktop [including
Now I am able to login to both KDE and Gnome
I had this same problem. If I use the live dvd with KDE on it then I can not
login either. If I install the dvd version with just kde as you did then I
can not get in. I do not like Gnome so wanted to just use KDE. It is nice
though that it works if you install both. A waste of space to have both but
at least you found a work around. I have an AMD 64 bit system and had the
I just wanted to post an update as I still have this issue when I try and login
using KDE. I installed both but when I go and select KDE instead of GNOME it
keeps going back to the login. It goes through like it is going to load but
then goes straight back where I need to log in again. It is quite annoying as I
do not like using GNOME but I have no choice if I want to continue to use Fedora.
I am not sure why but I am able to use KDE in F9 [also have Gnome]. Can I know
what packages you installed so I can try to reproduce in my system.
(In reply to comment #4)
> I just wanted to post an update as I still have this issue when I try and login
> using KDE. I installed both but when I go and select KDE instead of GNOME it
> keeps going back to the login. It goes through like it is going to load but
> then goes straight back where I need to log in again. It is quite annoying as I
> do not like using GNOME but I have no choice if I want to continue to use Fedora.
It might be my system and the video card on the motherboard that is the issue
as I have an ECS motherboard. The only thing that I installed other then
office and productivity or what ever it is labeled is KDE. I can not use the
live system with KDE as it does the same thing. I have not tried the cd yet as
I just did the dvd that is for the 64 bit systems. The installer I used was
for the 64 bit system as well as I have not tried the other one as of yet.
I did not do the downloads of the 32 bit versions as the network at work is
slow. I did however try and login again when I got home and once it showed the
KDE logo it went back to the login. I saw that I had 51 updates when I logged
into gnome. Once I installed these I decided to restart the system and log in
again. I did not need to restart but I decided to any ways. After I did this I
was able to use KDE which is pretty nice but to much like OpenSuse which I do
not really like. I know that I can change this so I will later but at least it
is working. I do not know which of the 51 updates fixed it for me but I just
know it works now.
Is this still happening with the preview release?
Its fixed in the preview release.