I have difficulties to access GNOME in Scientific Linux 6.5

I did try to set automatic login following wiki.archlinux. In /etc/gdm/custom.conf I added:


After re-boot I have main welcome screen of Scientific linux, after comes blank screen with a "working" round mouse pointer and it does not proceed to GNOME session.

I can't figure out how to access /etc/gdm/custom.conf to change added lines and comeback to a previous configuration.

Is there any way to go arround and start the GNOME, or to access terminal, or to run linux in command line mode?


If it's hanging just because of a problem with a setting made within GNOME you might try logging in on one of the tty's (CTRL+ALT+F1) as root, mv'ing the user's home directory to something else (e.g "username.old") then re-creating it, giving that user ownership on that home directory. When that user logs into GNOME again, it should re-create his profile with all default settings and the files can be moved over from the renamed directory.

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