[plug] unable to login via gui after update of ubuntu 14
lindarayonline at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 03:06:11 UTC 2015
Hi David, Not sure if this is anything to do with what is happening to
you, but did you try changing the bios menu to the other option.
Just that I had issues with Debian install until I selected CMS not the
automatically selected one, then it worked and yet with Linux Mint
trial of demo it was the other way around!
Good luck with it all anyway.. all greek to me! lol
On 16/10/15 08:48, David Buddrige wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been able to run the startx command which starts a very basic x session. From there, I can open up a folder on my drsktop and from there navigate to /usr/bin and start gnome-terminal so I now have a raw x session with an unknown (but cery basic) window manager and I can run other apps.
> I now need to figure out how to deactivate whatwver program is causing the problem with the login gui, so that I can start my regular ubuntu gui.
> I am not super-familiar with the details of x configuration so I'm not even sure where the relevant config files are, that are initialising whatever faulty program is crashing the x session when I try to login.
> Thanks heaps everyone for your help so far - I'm slowly making progress in nutting this one out, but any other suggestions are gratefully received.
> When I'm home with my wifi, I'll now endeveour to post to the group whatever x logs I can find that might shed light on what it is that is going on.
> thanks heaps,
> David :-)
> Sent from my iPhone
>> 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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