Stuck at the login screen

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Mon Jan 10 19:16:01 UTC 2011

2011/1/10 Homer <fsunoles at>:
> Fresh install of Kubuntu 10.04 LTS.
> Machine is a microcomputer; an older version of this:
> I successfully ran 8.04 on this machine in the past.  10.04 installs
> without a hitch, but I'm stuck at the login screen.  Entering a
> username/password the login process starts, but about 2/3 of the way
> through the screen goes blank, and when it comes back I am again at
> the login in screen.
> Result is the same when choosing the failsafe option.

After a failed login, switch to a console, login and check your
~/xsession-errors and /var/log/Xorg.0.log for clues.

/ Jonas

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