Stuck at the login screen

James Tappin sjt at
Wed Feb 2 22:20:05 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2 Feb 2011 14:08:01 -0700
Homer <fsunoles at> wrote:

H> The graphical login prompt would appear, and I could enter
H> username/password.  It would then get about 2/3 of the way through
H> the login process, then go blank, then return back to the login
H> screen. Hence, I was "stuck" at the login screen.  I exited to a
H> shell from the login screen (Ctrl-Alt-F1) and edited files that way. 
H> I didn't have a menu option at the login screen to go to a shell as
H> was suggested.  I'm guessing that is a configurable option.

I'm not sure if this has already been suggested. but /var/log/Xorg.0.log
may have information about what's actually failing.

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