gui login problem

Errol Sapir errol at
Thu Jan 5 01:28:11 UTC 2012

  I tried all four options (default, kde plasma workspace,kde plasma 
workspace(failsafe) session,failsfe) and got the same reaction- a period 
of a few seconds blank screen, and then back to the login panel. I then 
logged in using thr "console login" option that is an option when 
pressing the shutdown button on the panel. I was able to login  but when 
I tried to go gui by typing "startx" the computer went into a "blackout" 
(totally black screen) and could only be relieved from this situation 
and be restarted by pressing on the restart button.
On 04/01/2012 20:24, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Wednesday, January 04, 2012 17:43:32 Errol Sapir wrote:
>> Hi Uteck
>> I didn't quite understand the question. What happens is that the gui
>> login screen with my name in it comes up (as it always had), and when I
>> type my password the screen goes blank for a moment and then the same
>> screen reappears, asking for my password.
>> Errol
> This is sometimes (usually) due to some reason that KDE can't be started....
> Such as a /home  that can't be found or belongs to someone else.  Usually
> though there is a message to at least tell you something is wrong if not
> exactly what.
> Use the menu drop down from the login menu to try a different window mgr as
> suggested....  and if possible.  Might get you further to finding the problem.

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