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#1 2012-11-19 06:27:41

mcfundash
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Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

So I was editing my tint2rc in order to add a bit more customization and part of that was to install an extra font (ttf-atarismall) to use.  Everything seemed fine but then suddenly when I logged out to activate the font, I couldn't log in.  I rebooted hoping that would fix it but when it started up again I couldn't log in.  Slim shows the login page fine and all but after I put in my password it just resets showing the text tty login for a sec and then the username prompt again.  I have no clue what could have caused this hoping someone can help me, thanks!

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#2 2012-11-19 07:23:05

lwfitz
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

If I you Id reboot and from tty enter login info then

sudo nano /home/your_name/.config/openbox/autostart

and stop tint2 from autostarting by uncommenting tint2 with an #. Im not on openbox but it would be something like

change

tint2 &

to

#tint2 &

If you are able to reboot and then log in you know its a tint2 issue and then you can remove the font you installed and run tint2 from a terminal so you can see if it starts with any errors.

Also you can update your font by running

sudo fc-cache -f -v

then restarting whatever program you want that font to show up in

Hope this helps

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#3 2012-11-19 07:47:28

mcfundash
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

Unfortunately that changed nothing at all, so it doesn't seem to be tint2, I was also messing with screensavers and thought it might be xscreensaver so I tried reinstalling that but it didn't help.  Thanks for the commands though.

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#4 2012-11-20 03:33:07

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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

cat ~/.config/openbox/autostart

Post it here.

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#5 2012-11-20 06:28:09

pvsage
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

sudo nano /home/your_name/.config/openbox/autostart

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#6 2012-11-20 07:46:16

benginm
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

I would look in ~/.xsession-errors , as well.

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#7 2012-11-20 08:01:54

lwfitz
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

sudo nano /home/your_name/.config/openbox/autostart

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#8 2012-12-04 08:58:25

lwfitz
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

Did this ever get figured out? Something very similar just happened to me. I was editing tint2 and when I saved my config everything froze and I had to hard reboot.
Upon reboot everything looked OK but slim won't start correctly its just a black screen and nothing else.

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#9 2012-12-04 09:03:19

dura
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

Can you ctrl + alt + f1 to get to tty? If you can, login from there, then type startx

Your default tint2 config will be in /etc/skel/.config

Last edited by dura (2012-12-04 09:04:07)

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#10 2012-12-04 09:26:23

lwfitz
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

Does nothing. Screen just stays black. I have stopped tint2 from starting so if it was a tint issue I should be able to log in. I'll try editing tint from recovery and then star x from there and let you know what it does. Thanks

Edit: thanks dura I'm just gonna try to figure this out tomorrow.

Last edited by lwfitz (2012-12-04 09:38:25)

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#11 2012-12-04 09:51:02

dura
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

There isn't much to figure out with it really... Are you sure you haven't bodged your rc.xml?

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#12 2012-12-04 13:21:26

CBizgreat!
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

Last edited by CBizgreat! (2012-12-04 13:37:33)

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#13 2012-12-04 14:01:00

dura
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

^ Yip- default rc.xml is in /etc/skel/.config/openbox

Default tint2rc config is in /etc/skel/.config/tint2

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#14 2012-12-04 17:02:26

lwfitz
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

Last edited by lwfitz (2012-12-04 17:32:57)

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#15 2012-12-04 17:33:38

dura
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

Replace your existing autostart.sh with the one you find in /etc/skel/.config/openbox and see if that makes any difference.

Use the cp command at a tty if you cannot login, or you could always chroot

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#16 2012-12-04 17:34:46

dura
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

Can you just post it in a code box? I don't want to download it.

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#17 2012-12-04 17:39:03

lwfitz
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

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#18 2012-12-04 17:40:53

dura
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

You can't post it in code brackets?

Try pastie.org

Last edited by dura (2012-12-04 17:41:22)

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#19 2012-12-04 17:45:58

lwfitz
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

No its to big to just post in code brackets and also in pastie.org sorry

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#20 2012-12-04 18:29:28

dura
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

Lots of bad window errors. Hundreds. I don't know what to do with this, sorry. Others may.

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#21 2012-12-04 18:54:45

lwfitz
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

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#22 2012-12-05 18:05:58

lwfitz
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Re: Can't log in on after editing tint2rc

Ok everythings back up and running. For me it seems that it was a video driver issue . I had a total brain fart and forgot that I had run updates which installed the newest Debian kernel (3.2.0.4 I believe) so once I finally was able to get to tty I uninstalled then reinstalled the video driver and it booted up fine.

Thanks for the help everyone.

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