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Old 09-17-2010, 02:41 PM
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:20 AM
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Default [PC-BSD 1.5.1] Unable to login after fresh install.
Greetings forum.
I just downloaded and installed PC-BSD 1.5.1 and after rebooting from the install, as prompted, I was presented with an error just prior to the login screen.

The error reads:
Authenticating username.....

A critical error occured.
Please look at KDM's logfile(s) or contact your system administrator.
I clicked on the 'OK' button and was taken to the KDE login screen where I entered the user name and password that I created during the install process and my login fails.

For some reason, it seems that the user and password didn't get created?
I tried to login with the root account that I created (also at installation) and that also fails with "Login Failed".

I have searched the Internet looking for a solution to this error and was only able to locate one item that was similar. This is the link;

The significant differences are that this user was actually able to log in "a couple of times" before future attempts failed and, he is using PC-BSD 7.1.

I have discussed this error at the FreeBSD forum and it was suggested that I post the error here because 'they' consider (and run) KDE, and all desktop/window managers "third-party" add-ons.

Has anyone run into this error before? Does anyone know what is causing this error? And is there a solution?

In hopes that this information will be helpful, I am posting the output of
 egrep -i 'allow|deny' /etc/ssh/sshd_config

 grep 'jaaj' /etc/passwd
as mentioned in the topic listed above.

Output of the grep commands:

pcbsd# egrep -i 'allow|deny' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
be allowed through the ChallengeResponseAuthentication and
AllowTcpForwarding yes
AllowTcpForwarding no

pcbsd# grep 'jaaj' /etc/passwd

Obviously, jaaj is the name of the user.

If anyone can provide help, ideas or suggestions, I would be grateful.

Thank you in advance.

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