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Cannot Login to user account after snapshot crashed

#1 Post by Fornhamfred » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:07 am

I am posting this from my root account as last night I ran mx snapshot and it crashed. I xkilled the programme and logged out as normal. Trying to login to the user account the system just cycled back to the login screen. Any help please.

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Re: Cannot Login to user account after snapshot crashed

#2 Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:09 am

did you run out of space on the home partition? that's kind of what it sounds like.

fromt he root account, try removing the /home/snapshot folder.
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Re: Cannot Login to user account after snapshot crashed

#3 Post by Fornhamfred » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:13 am

No had plenty of space on the home folder. I have removed the snapshot folder but still cannot login.

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Re: Cannot Login to user account after snapshot crashed

#4 Post by fehlix » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:42 am

Fornhamfred wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:13 am
No had plenty of space on the home folder. I have removed the snapshot folder but still cannot login.
Did have rebooted the system?
Perhaps try to create another user running mx-user,
and check whether you can login with the new user?
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Re: Cannot Login to user account after snapshot crashed

#5 Post by Fornhamfred » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:04 pm

fehlix wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:42 am
Fornhamfred wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:13 am
No had plenty of space on the home folder. I have removed the snapshot folder but still cannot login.
Did have rebooted the system?
Perhaps try to create another user running mx-user,
and check whether you can login with the new user?
Yes no trouble creating new user and logging in. I have a snapshot usb from a couple of weeks ago, is it worth just re-installing that? If I do that there is an option on the installer to change the language from US but I cannot get it to hold.

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Re: Cannot Login to user account after snapshot crashed

#6 Post by fehlix » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:12 pm

Fornhamfred wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:04 pm
Yes no trouble creating new user and logging in.
And you have rebooted?
Fornhamfred wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:04 pm
I have a snapshot usb from a couple of weeks ago, is it worth just re-installing that?
If I do that there is an option on the installer to change the language from US but I cannot get it to hold.
What "language from US " is that? ;)
I assume as this is a snappshot, the lang setting with the snappshot takes over.
Give us more details, to reduce guessing...
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Re: Cannot Login to user account after snapshot crashed

#7 Post by Fornhamfred » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:29 pm

fehlix wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Fornhamfred wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:04 pm
Yes no trouble creating new user and logging in.
And you have rebooted?
Fornhamfred wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:04 pm
I have a snapshot usb from a couple of weeks ago, is it worth just re-installing that?
If I do that there is an option on the installer to change the language from US but I cannot get it to hold.
What "language from US " is that? ;)
I assume as this is a snappshot, the lang setting with the snappshot takes over.
Give us more details, to reduce guessing...
Default setting is US English I want UK English, but from your previous comment the language setting in the snapshot UK English should be fine . Do you think it is better to re-install or continue trying to solve the problem?

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Re: Cannot Login to user account after snapshot crashed

#8 Post by fehlix » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:43 pm

Fornhamfred wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:29 pm
..Do you think it is better to re-install or continue trying to solve the problem?
Not sure what's wrong with the other user account. I would probably use the new user,
and clean up / remove the other user and try to creat a snapshot again.
After such a crash it's not always easy to find the reason .
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Re: Cannot Login to user account after snapshot crashed

#9 Post by Fornhamfred » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:48 pm

fehlix wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:43 pm
Fornhamfred wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:29 pm
..Do you think it is better to re-install or continue trying to solve the problem?
Not sure what's wrong with the other user account. I would probably use the new user,
and clean up / remove the other user and try to creat a snapshot again.
After such a crash it's not always easy to find the reason .
Thanks. Can I copy the home account from my user to the new user?

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Re: Cannot Login to user account after snapshot crashed

#10 Post by fehlix » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:55 pm

Fornhamfred wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:48 pm
Thanks. Can I copy the home account from my user to the new user?
In theory yes. But You have to logg-in as another user to to this.
Just try it out,and see how it goes. Use MX User within MX tools, for that.
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