Hangs on wrong password

#1

System hangs on Authenticating ....... when the password is entered incorrectly from the system lock screen.

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#2

Hello @wanman, welcome to the forum.
Can you be more specific on which version of Elive you're using?

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#3

Thanks for the welcome.
Elive stable 3.0.0 with Enlightenment

#4

I am sorry but I cannot reproduce what you say there.:sniff:

I've tried multiple times through locking from the menu - "system" - "lock" -
or using CTRL, ALT & L or logging out to the greeter.

So it looks like the problem might be your specific hardware. Can you give the specifications of your box? Especially RAM size.

#5

Asus P7P55D Pro Intel i5, 750 @ 2.67Ghz x4, 8GB memory, GeForce 9800 GTX. System runs beautifully, no other problems, even with all effects and desktops in use. What I would like to know, is a way to change from graphical mode and drop to shell to logon, then I could test further without having to kill power. I know this probably a rare hardware problem.

#6

The simplest way would be to go into one of the TTY's (F1 to F6) with "ALT,CTRL and F2" , login there as yourself and start a new/other instance of X with " startx -- :1",
where the frozen screen would be " :0" (and on CTRL,ALT+F7) and all subsequent instances will be numbered upward. You can start certain GUI programs that way too. Like "startx /usr/bin/thunar -- :1" will just open an instance of thunar filemanager without the whole desktop surrounding it. :nod:

You can go back to CTRL,ALT+F2 to see the X.org messages and subsequently have " tail -f /var/log/syslog" running on say F1 to keep an eye on what the system is doing ....... yet another tty running " top" might be revealing to use the "tail -f" command as often as you like (oh well, upto F6) on the available .log files in /var/log/
including "Xorg.0.log". :ohmygod:
To end the running processes use "CTRL+c", except "top" which uses q (for quit)

#7

Welcome @wanman I'm sorry I can't help you, but I suggested you to update your system to latest stable 3.0.6 release instead of your 3.0.0 release because there are a lot of improvements between those versions.