Okay, so I have had a few days to work on the suggestions. And now I have some problems, and quite a few questions.
First I will catch you all up. I downloaded opensuse11.1. I did a clean install and used howtoforge's perfect web server page. However, I made on change in the beginning. I am not familiar enough with command prompts, so I went ahead and installed Gnome. I got all the way through the server setup and everything seemed to be working fine. I did not do any testing as i went, but it nothing crashed.
I installed ISPconfig as per their instructions. After that, all I had left to install was tomcat and birt, i thought. Before I did that though, I decided to test out ISPconfig.
Before I go into that, I need to give some more info. my website will be www.gdmeter.com
. I purchased the name on godaddy a month ago. And there isn't anything there yet. Hence the work on this server. I was going to install everything, set it up down at my office and then point the site there. I am still installing and configuring, so the site isn't up on the net.
During the ispconfig installation. I think I messed it up a little bit. here's the info I told it:
Mysql server = localhost (and I entered the proper user and password)
ispconfig database name = ispconfigdb
IP address of ispconfig weg = 127.0.0.1 (couldn't use 192.168.0.1)
hostname is "www"
domain is "gdmeter.com".
I also told it to use SSL.
In order to test it, I assume that I go to https://www.gdmeter.com:81
. That just never loads. Then, I try "http://localhost" just for fun. It doesn't work at all. I then somehow try "http://gdmeter.com" and I get the website that I installed before I the 11.1 installation! php and mysql were working fine.
I feel like I am rambling, so I will get to it. Since I couldn't get ispconfig to work on the website given, I thought I would have to do one of two things.
1. change the configuration of ispconfig to point to another location.
2. get my dns transferred and get www.gdmeter.com
up and running.
Before I did that, I decided to do a restart, cause sometimes that seems to help (especially on pc's). And here is the big reason for posting. When it rebooted, the gnome display manager popped up. The only user I could log into was "other". However, it wouldn't work. And I couldn't select 'restart' 'shutdown', etc. I could change the display settings down in the bottom right corner. So, left with no options, I push the power button on my tower. And a new screen pops up, asking me if I want to shutdown, restart, or hibernate. There is no option to login as a new user. One clue I found was that the system said I was logged in as 'Gnome Display Manger Daemon'.
Everytime I reboot, I get this problem. I have tried booting in safemode. I tried doing a rescue, but I don't know what to do once I get there. Should I do a repair install?
Also, on a side note. if I get godaddy to point to my ip and dns down at my store, will ispconfig then work? if not, what do I have to do?
Thanks for any help. I hope I gave enough info.