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9th May 2010, 09:16 PM
I just installed Fedora 12 on HP Pavilion (dual boot with Windows vista). I made it all the way through the installation and created my user account. A few seconds later I got the login screen asking for my password. I enter the password and get "Authentication Failure."
The name that shows up on the login screen is my full name, not the user name that I created. Is that wrong?
9th May 2010, 09:26 PM
Yes that's wrong.
It seems you entered the wrong information during the install prompts.
It can be corrected - but it would sure help if you had a little experience.
You perhaps want to boot into single user mode and use
groupadd -g 520 yourname
adduser -u 520 -g 520 yourname yourname
9th May 2010, 09:54 PM
nothing is wrong with the name on the screen. you are just entering your password wrong!
If you can't remember your password, try to hold, ctrl + alt + F2 on the login screen, and enter root username and password, then just change your password by typing 'passwd username'. replace username with your username ofcource!
10th May 2010, 11:19 PM
I did the root login, changed my user password, rebooted to the GUI login and got the same authentication failure. So I went back to the text login, changed the password again, exited from root and logged in using my new user name and password. It logged me in correctly. So I exited and went back to the GUI login and the third password worked. So now I am typing this in Fedora (it only took about 30 seconds to set up my network connection).
Thanks for the tip on Ctrl-alt-F2.
10th May 2010, 11:55 PM
glad to here that your problem is solved.
that ctrl+alt+F2 thing is an old useful thing. you can also use ctrl+alt+F3, to F8 anytime in linux. and then go back to tty1 with pressing, ctrl+alt+F1. it has got a long story, but now that you know the usage, don't mind the story! :D
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