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I installed Archlinux as Virtualbox's guest on Windows. After installation, I can not log in through GDM, though it lists my user name, and the root account doesn't work either. The error info is:Sorry, that didn't work. Please try again.

Then I try to log in through command line, and startx manually. This time it works, however, whenever I need to input my password in terminal, it doesn't recognize either.

How do I solve this? I am using Gnome 3.

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Are you using a non qwerty keyboard ? And perhaps didn't configure the keyboard layout for X ? – Leiaz Feb 27 '14 at 17:00
Have you tried typing out your password somewhere where you can see it and making sure that you're typing what you think you're typing? You might have a slightly different keyboard layout set up under the VM – terdon Feb 27 '14 at 17:07

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