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Abhijit Kad
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hi all ,
I have a dual booting system. i have Win Xp on 1 hard drive and Mandrake linux 9.2 on the other.My basic problem is , i did something in linux and now everytime it starts , it is going on to the local host login screen . Inspite of me selecting my username and entering the password, the kde doest start and the screen returns back to the login screen again .
I have no other user. Can anyone help me solve this problem ,and just make the system go to kde without loggin in as it earlier used to do.
If this is not possible , pls help me with the steps and instructions of uninstalling the linux and how to go about it . It is on a completely different drive.
 
Tim West
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I'm no expert, but a similar thing has happened to me (with Gnome on Solaris, so OK not that similar ) - you log in but it takes you straight back to the login screen.
In my case, the problem was a bad config file for gnome.
In your situation, what I'd do is log in in non-graphical mode (ctrl-alt 1 to get a console login), and move my .kde (or is it .kderc, I forget) directory to somewhere different. Then KDE will recreate all your config files.
If that doesn't work, move everything in your user's home directory to some other directory (to get absolutely every config file) and try the same. Or you could create a new user.
If you need help with any of the things I've described above, post back.

--Tim
 
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