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asked 2012-05-13 18:03:23 -0500

ahmed gravatar image

updated 2012-05-13 18:08:31 -0500

I have a machine called "tornado m60" shipped with fedora v6 KDE. my problem that when fedora launched it starts with a user other the root and a program called "kalsamix" is started automatically in full screen for tv streaming and i am not able to close it from task manager , and i am not i able to open any other application and also open start menu or desktop.

I have tried to reset the root password to be able to switch a terminal using ctrl-alt 0 but when I entered the root user and password I just changed using password reset ,I got incorrect login error message. I though out the there 's something automatically reset the root password to a fixed one. because when I changed the normal user password (that fedora automatically opened using it) and used it in the terminal , it successfully logged in. I am not able to install applications using this user , as I got error message that I have to be login using root to install the application "yum install vnc"

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Fedora v6 KDE? Does that mean this is running Fedora Core 6?!?!

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-05-14 05:20:22 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-06-01 20:48:02 -0500

Sriram gravatar image

Switch to single user mode and reset your root password. Please read the 'Entering Recovery Mode' section in to enter into single user mode.

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answered 2012-06-07 02:19:46 -0500

pramod gravatar image

log in as root user $ su root enter old password

passwd root

enter new password enter confirmation password

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