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by nekvt
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Stuck in loop asking for password before desktop. Check your .profile
Replies: 11
Views: 29147

Re: [Solved] Stuck in loop asking for password before desktop. Check your .profile

Piglet: thanks for posting this helpful information. I have run into this problem three times - I am on my fourth complete restart - and this is the first useful info I have found, after searching for many days. But, please tell us exactly what you did to correct the problem. Did you completely remo...
by nekvt
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Persistent login problem
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Persistent login problem

I apologize for my poor manners. I will endeavor to do better in future.

Even if I don't see a plain text password, should I not see some *entry* for a password?
by nekvt
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Persistent login problem
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Persistent login problem

Here are the contents of the /etc/passwd file. Does it look correct? I expect to see the password I entered at config time, but it is not there. root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash daemon:x:1:1:daemon:/usr/sbin:/usr/sbin/nologin bin:x:2:2:bin:/bin:/usr/sbin/nologin sys:x:3:3:sys:/dev:/usr/sbin/nologin s...
by nekvt
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Persistent login problem
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Persistent login problem

There seem to be several threads to your reply, so I will answer them in groups: >> 10) exactly what downloaded image are you using >> 4) have you got a new better sdcard you cna try The first three times, I used Windows 7 to unZip NOOBS_v2_8_2.zip from RaspberryPi.org onto a 16GB SD card. I did thi...
by nekvt
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Persistent login problem
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Persistent login problem

I am on my fourth try with Raspbian on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. The first three times, I installed NOOBS. This fourth time, I installed from a downloaded image. All four times, I have no problem getting started. The problems start later. I don't see a login screen for weeks when I boot the machine. ...

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