gui login problem
errol at tzora.co.il
Wed Jan 4 04:07:06 UTC 2012
Thanks for your help but it didn't solve the problem. I'm hoping for
more suggestions before going down the dangerous road of formatting
everything (although I do have a backup of the info on home.
On 03/01/2012 19:23, Leslie Anne Chatterton wrote:
> Hi Errol,
> It could be a video driver issue. The kernel contains most drivers
> although for optimum performance with a few cards (nvidia and ATI
> mainly) you do need to locate their proprietary drivers.
> Before you do a clean install try, from a live CD of any distro,
> renaming the hidden .config directory in your home directory (that's
> "dot_config" with no space between the "dot"[=period] and "config".
> It's hard to type on this tablet!) If that works the system will
> create a new "clean" .config directory.
> Some programmes may lose their preferences but actual data - photos,
> music, bookmarks, downloads etc will be safe and can be moved into the
> new .config. Keep track of what you move and relogin after each
> directory is moved. If the problem reappears remove the last one you
> added - it's the problem.
> Someone wise than I may be able to tell you exactly what causes the
> problem but this should work.
> Sent from my Motorola Xoom Android tablet
> On Jan 3, 2012 9:12 AM, "Errol Sapir" <errol at tzora.co.il
> <mailto:errol at tzora.co.il>> wrote:
> I cannot login with my name and password when the main login
> requst comes up when booting. If I go to "repair mode" I can login
> to kubbuntu when applying control-E. So the problem isn't one of
> an incorrect username or password. I also created another user and
> tried to go in that way, again no gui entry.
> Thinking the problem could be solved by reinstalling (and as I
> have my home on a different partition), I reinstalled and
> formatted my Kubuntu root partition. After installing, the problem
> is still there.
> My (limited) understanding is that the problem is with some
> definition in the home partition. Is that possible and if so what?
> My next step seems to be to boot with a live CD, copy my home to
> another place (external disk or whatever) and the reinstall
> formatting everything. Before I do that I'd to hear suggestions on
> how to solve this without such a drastic step.
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