[ubuntu-uk] Logging into a blank white screen

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Fri Sep 11 13:01:12 BST 2009

John Levin wrote:
> John Levin wrote:
>> John Levin wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Something is borked on my Lenovo 3000 N500 laptop :(
> <snip>
> And one more update: I can log into gnome as a different user. So it's 
> something corrupt in my profile. Can't think of what it could be - any 
> suggestions?
> John
Hmmm, you say you can get to terminal right?

If you can login to a terminal (either console or other terminal) under 
your normal user account, try renaming .gnome2 and .gnome2_private (they 
are usually hidden directories):

mv .gnome2 .gnome2-old
mv .gnome2_private .gnome2_private-old

Then log out and try logging in again and see if it makes any 
difference.  With any luck Gnome should re-create the folders and fix 
the problem.

If all else fails just rename the folders back.

Hope this helps.


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