SOLVED password for guest fails in mate porteus 2.1

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SOLVED password for guest fails in mate porteus 2.1

Post#1 by francois » 16 Nov 2013, 20:17

I seldom use to login as guest in porteus 2.1. However, I need to do so for the building simplescreenvideo module (a video screen capture, an improvement from xvidcap). I do not have that type of problem with kde.

The behavior is the following:
1) I get into mate root mode according to the following grub legacy entry in my menu.lst:

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title porteus v2_64 on sda5 64bit_v21   MATE
root (hd0,4)
kernel /64bit_v21/boot/syslinux/vmlinuz from=/dev/sda5/64bit_v21 changes=EXIT:/64bit_v21/mate load=mate.xzm login=root
initrd /64bit_v21/boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
boot
2) Then I get out thru:
logout button (that I have install on the upper panel with the add item dialog box)
3) At login dialog box I give the correct guest password.

Mate will simply not boot, though trying to do so. It takes time before I get back into the login manager.

I have tried:
1) changing the guest password
2) changing the load cheatcode in the menu.lst entry to login=guest
3) with always fresh mode without the load=guest cheatcode

Any suggestion would be appreciated.
Thanks. :)
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Re: password for guest fails in mate porteus 2.1

Post#2 by brokenman » 16 Nov 2013, 21:37

I just tested and I can't reproduce this. After booting with login=root cheatcode I can logout using the icon on the top toolbar, and at the slim login manager change the username to guest and enter guest password. This brings up the guest desktop.
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Re: password for guest fails in mate porteus 2.1

Post#3 by francois » 16 Nov 2013, 22:43

Interesting. I was wrong I also get the problem under kde. Trying to do the same from the kde environment, I get:

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No write access to $home directory (/home/guest) Kde is unable to start.
Then another boxe opens:

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Kde is unable to start. Could not start ksmserver.
Still in the kde environment, I get Dialog box:

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KDE detected that one or more internal devices were removed.
Do you want KDE to permanently forget about these devices?
This is the list of devices KDE thinks can be removed:
Capture: HDA Intel PCH, ALC269VC Analog (Default Audio Device)
Output: HDA Intel PCH, ALC269VC Analog (Default Audio Device)
I have converted a bunch of packages into modules to try to build easyscreencapturerecord. I will try to remove them.
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Re: password for guest fails in mate porteus 2.1

Post#4 by francois » 16 Nov 2013, 23:42

Ok. I got it. These were corrupted save changes files.

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Re: password for guest fails in mate porteus 2.1

Post#5 by francois » 20 Jan 2014, 00:58

francois wrote: I get Dialog box:

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KDE detected that one or more internal devices were removed.
Do you want KDE to permanently forget about these devices?
This is the list of devices KDE thinks can be removed:
I get the same error message when I install slocate slackware package. Fanthom's:
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rm ~/.kde4/share/config/phonon*
does the trick. :)
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