[plug] unable to login via gui after update of ubuntu 14
d.buddrige at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 10:03:44 UTC 2015
I was able to run startx and get a graphical environment (but just a blank screen showing those filed I have on my desktop, but no ability to run new applications)
I guess this means the drivers are ok
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> On 15 Oct 2015, at 10:07, David Godfrey <info at sbts.com.au> wrote:
> Hi David,
> Another possibility is an issue with X such as nvidia drivers not being built against the running kernel.
> Checking log files for X (~/.xerrors and /var/log/xorg... from memory) may help.
> Also, as you can login on the console, try running
> Both of these should start an X session, in the case of xinit you should just have a single X term in the top left corner of the screen.
> NOTE:Focus will follow the mouse, so to type exit in the xterm you will need to move the mouse over the xterm first.
> If X starts up this way then it's not video drivers :)
> David G
>> On 15/10/15 08:43, David Buddrige wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I run my laptop on ubuntu 14. Last night there were some automatic software updates from ubuntu, so I installed them, however, now I am unable to login via the gui. I can get to a console login using ctrl+alt+f1 and then login with my normal username and password, but whenI attempt to login via the gui, the X seems to crash and then bounce me back to the login screen.
>> Has anyone else seen this problem? I've been googling for an answer- there was a suggestion that it might be related to permissions on my .Xauthority file, but my user already has ownership permissions on that file. Any thoughts on what might have gone wrong?
>> thanks heaps all,
>> David Buddrige
>> Sent from my iPhone
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