basic log-in question

bcargile's picture


newbie here.

I installed debian with windows 7. It installed great but when I get to the log in page it will not take the user name and password I selected. I thought maybe I had made a mistake so I reinstalled debian again and made very sure of what my user name and password are. Same error as before. It says 'authentication failure'. I downloaded the lastest version of debian and let it download components from the internet.

I am logging in through the graphical user interface.

thank you for any suggestions.