[ubuntu-uk] 12.04 has locked me out of my account

Gareth France gareth.france at gmail.com
Thu May 3 20:37:35 UTC 2012

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 9:35 PM, Barry Drake <ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com>wrote:

> On 03/05/12 21:19, Gareth France wrote:
>> First thing I did but it's having none of it. I've seen a few reports of
>> 11.10 doing the same if key files are corrupted but if I recall correctly
>> guest login won't let me run nautilus as root so I can't browse the files
>> in my profile. I'm also rather curious about why it just suddenly decided
>> to do this rather than it happening upon reboot.
> The time I've been spending on the Ubuntu answers team has shown me that
> all kinds of nasties are occurring after an upgrade.  In nearly every case,
> a clean install has been the best answer.  You might get to look into your
> data etc by booting a live-CD and mounting the hard drive.
> Regards,        Barry.

Agreed, but what exactly would I be looking for? Short of copying out my
entire home directory and the deleting folders one by one until it works
I'm not sure where to start. I'd rather narrow it down from the get go if I
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