Auto-login hit and miss

Comments and suggestions about this site

Moderators: ChrisThornett, LXF moderators

RE: Auto-login hit and miss

Postby Nigel » Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:07 am

I don't suppose it has anything to do with logging on from different machines, does it ?
Like if you log on from another machine you get forgotten on the first ?
Hope this helps,

Nigel.
User avatar
Nigel
LXF regular
 
Posts: 1141
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:03 pm
Location: Gloucestershire, UK

Re: RE: Auto-login hit and miss

Postby guy » Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:43 pm

Nigel wrote:I don't suppose it has anything to do with logging on from different machines, does it ?
Like if you log on from another machine you get forgotten on the first ?

Not in my case.
Not related to gross time delay or whether I've rebooted the PC or the NAT router.
Some minor timing sync problem, perhaps?
Cheers,
Guy
The eternal help vampire
User avatar
guy
LXF regular
 
Posts: 1078
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:07 pm
Location: Worcestershire

RE: Auto-login hit and miss

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:35 pm

I am having problems with auto-login, and in fact login altogether.

Last night, it was blueyonder`s fault, I assume, as their mail server was behaving extremely strangely, and I had picked that moment to try and retrieve my password using my laptop (being too lazy to go nextdoor to my desktop and boot it up just to read my password).

After several tries, and no email (infact some strangely duplicated, already downloaded emails), I eventually managed to login , changed my password, and was ok.

However, this morning, just before work, my login failed several times, both from my laptop, and my PDA, before finally working from the laptop, but not the PDA.


I often try and login from the following:
Firefox winXP, Suse9.2
I.E winxp, win2k, PocketPC2003, suse9.2 (crossover office-don`t ask)
Konqueror suse 9.2
Mozilla win2k

Depends where I am and what I`m doing.
I have had login errors from firefox and IE, but it may be a blueyonder issue, as it all seems to work fine from my work pc on Suse or winXP.

By the way, the website is almost unusable on Pocket windoze, is there a better browser for pocketPC?
User avatar
wyliecoyoteuk
LXF regular
 
Posts: 3460
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:41 pm
Location: Birmingham, UK

RE: Auto-login hit and miss

Postby Nigel » Sun May 01, 2005 7:08 pm

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
Well, that was a first... I was definitely logged in when I started reading the forums (I know that because I checked the line at the top of the screen that told me I had no unread messages), but when I tried to post a reply I had to login again.
:?: :?: :?: :?: :?:
Hope this helps,

Nigel.
User avatar
Nigel
LXF regular
 
Posts: 1141
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:03 pm
Location: Gloucestershire, UK

RE: Auto-login hit and miss

Postby Raymond » Mon May 02, 2005 8:06 pm

SuSE 9.2 LXF DVD and Firefox did auto login sometimes, but SuSE 9.3 Pro and Firefox 1.0.3 never does. Just tried Konqueror thats the same.
Raymond
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:12 pm
Location: Derbyshire

RE: Auto-login hit and miss

Postby Rhakios » Thu May 05, 2005 7:06 pm

Every time I think I see a pattern to this (such as auto login failing when I have logged in from a different computer previously), then I find an exception, e.g. last logged in here on my laptop, but today auto-login has worked on my desktop.

I have decided that it's just random.
Bye, Rhakios
User avatar
Rhakios
Moderator
 
Posts: 7634
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:18 pm
Location: Midlands, UK

RE: Auto-login hit and miss

Postby towy71 » Thu May 05, 2005 8:09 pm

I find that if you logon from the 'home page' rather than the login at the bottom of the 'forums index' then when you start Firefox you will be still logged in but not the other way round

who knows it might just be random to keep us on our toes ;-)

bye
Dick
still looking for that door into summer
User avatar
towy71
Moderator
 
Posts: 4263
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:11 pm
Location: wild West Wales

RE: Auto-login hit and miss

Postby Flea » Fri May 06, 2005 12:22 am

Now I have to log in every time!

Very rarely it will remember me.

Slack 10.1 firefox 1.0.3
The question is, what is a mahnamahna?
The question is, who cares?
User avatar
Flea
LXF regular
 
Posts: 258
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:03 pm
Location: Ferryhill, Co. Durham

RE: Auto-login hit and miss

Postby nelz » Fri May 06, 2005 6:50 am

I tried the site with Konqueror the other day, the problems that made it too slow have been fixed, and haven't needed to log in since. Firefox seemed to require it randomly, although it appeared to be linked to logging in from a different computer previously.

Now I've posted this, you can be sure Konq will fail to log in soon :(
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
User avatar
nelz
Site admin
 
Posts: 8504
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:52 am
Location: Warrington, UK

Re: RE: Auto-login hit and miss

Postby evilnick » Fri May 06, 2005 10:31 am

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:I eventually managed to login , changed my password, and was ok.

However, this morning, just before work, my login failed several times, both from my laptop, and my PDA, before finally working from the laptop, but not the PDA.


Still looking into this problem - problem is that auto-login seems to work fine here on everything we've tried.

In your case though, from what you say here, part of the problem may be inconsistent cookies. If you change your password, all the cookies on other browsers/machines are going to be wrong. Try deleting them.
User avatar
evilnick
Moderator
 
Posts: 151
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:47 am
Location: LXF towers

RE: Re: RE: Auto-login hit and miss

Postby Nobber » Mon May 09, 2005 9:49 am

I'm here mostly with Firefox 1.0.3 on Windows XP at work. Half my posts end up as Guest because I don't realise I'm not logged in - though I should be.

Anyway, since I'm using Windows, I suppose I get what I deserve :?
800 LINES ERIC - GET BACK TO PYSKOOL
User avatar
Nobber
LXF regular
 
Posts: 370
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:24 pm
Location: Nova Scotia

Postby evilnick » Wed May 11, 2005 3:39 pm

Okay, I have tweaked some settings. There was an active timeout, which would log you out after a certain period which was responsible for some of the problems.
User avatar
evilnick
Moderator
 
Posts: 151
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:47 am
Location: LXF towers

Previous

Return to This Website

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron