Unable to login through GUI, Linux dist : Fedora 16,

Discussion in 'Technical' started by praveen15, May 24, 2012.

  1. praveen15

    praveen15 New Member

    Hi ,

    Im a newbie user in linux fedora 16.. Im unable to login to using my GUI mode in Fedora core 16 and dont know how to proceed further ..please help with an solution..


    I can able to login through terminal (ctl+alt+f2) via regular user and also as root

    but not able to connect as su from my regular user...

    Things i done before this pblm :

    used the following command chmod -hR apache /var as a root user but from then unable to login to my user using the password when i rebooted system GUI logging is not loading...
    Last edited: May 24, 2012
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    That was probably not a good idea. Unless you have a backup of /var with the original permissions/ownerships, I think you have to set up the system from scratch again.
  3. praveen15

    praveen15 New Member

    hi Falko thnx for your consiederation...

    is there anyohter way instead for setting up the os again...

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You can try to change permissions by hand, but that's pure trial and error.

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