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Old 1st June 2011, 03:39 PM
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Cannot log into Fedora 15 after installation

I just installed a fresh version of Fedora 15. During the install and first login, I failed to create a default user account. Afterwards, I tried to log in as root and then create the account, but that fails. I assume Fedora 15 does not allow root logins in the GUI because of security.

Is there a way to solve this without installing again? Is there a trick that will allow me to create a default account? If not, is there a way to edit the security to allow a root login?

I am open to any suggestions.
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Old 1st June 2011, 03:59 PM
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Re: Cannot log into Fedora 15 after installation

Quote:
Originally Posted by zeigleml View Post
II assume Fedora 15 does not allow root logins in the GUI because of security.
That's correct.

When you are at login screen, hit ctrl+alt+f2. Login with root.
Code:
useradd zeigleml
ctrl+alt+f1, login with zeigleml (if it does't appear, reboot).
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Old 3rd June 2011, 03:33 AM
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Re: Cannot log into Fedora 15 after installation

That worked. Thanks for the help!
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Old 3rd July 2011, 08:50 PM
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Re: Cannot log into Fedora 15 after installation

Hello Friend,

I too have the same problem but installed fedora 15 on VMWare Workstation 7.1.3 where I couldn't open any terminal window just by typing ctrl+alt+f2 or f3 something...can someone please help me out..Thanks in advance
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Old 14th September 2011, 02:10 PM
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Re: Cannot log into Fedora 15 after installation

Hey I just installed Fedora 15 and am having the same problem. I tried to do what you said but cannot figure out. Could you please explain.
I made the username but when I go to login with that username it still does not work.
PLEASE HELPPPPP
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