I'm not able to login to fedora 16. The log in screen fails midway through entering password

asked 2013-11-19 11:04:12 -0500

Akhil Kumar gravatar image

updated 2013-11-21 11:52:42 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I was tryin to start a few MySql service.. when i tried logging into my system.. the log in screen fails, it doesnt let me complete entering my password But i can change to terminal mode with Ctrl+Alt+F2 n continue normal operation. I have lot of project data.. sum1 pls help me out i use a 64-bit Fedora 16.. was using Gnome 3 :( wish i had sticked with KDE nw ..

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Fedora 16 is long past EOL, as is Fedora 17. Is there a reason that you're using an obsolete version rather than the two supported versions, Fedora 18 or 19?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-11-19 15:41:40 -0500 )edit

It doesn't matter what DE you're using. The version of software you're using is ancient in Fedora terms now. Please use a newer release as @sideburns suggests.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-11-21 11:49:49 -0500 )edit

Also, Gnome3 in Fedora 16 was an early release which was only supposed to be a demo version. The latest versions 3.10 and 3.11 are quite great to use.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-11-21 11:50:37 -0500 )edit

i have managed to fix the issue. seems to an issue with a mysql service that i had granted access to. Well about the upgradation, my company hasnt allowed me to upgrade, i was using PuTty to use Linux, and got this only on request.

Akhil Kumar gravatar imageAkhil Kumar ( 2013-11-22 10:57:12 -0500 )edit

You have my sympathy. Maybe if you explain that there are no more updates for F 16, even for urgent security issues they might reconsider their decision. Unless, of course, they don't consider it important to keep their databases secure, in which case, I'd suggest that you start swimming before the ship starts sinking.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-11-22 15:14:02 -0500 )edit