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

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Fri May 4 05:52:29 UTC 2012

If there is a broken user account, it definitely is a config file issue
with one of the hidden files in that user's directory. It's not a global
config issue though.


P.S. Sorry for the brevity, this is typed on my phone.

On May 3, 2012 11:33 PM, "Gareth France" <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 03/05/12 13:35, Barry Drake wrote:
>> > 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.
>> I find this response very frustrating. It's not only inaccurate but it
>> means we'll never get to the bottom of the problem, so can never find
>> out how to fix it.
>> If everyone just re-installed the OS whenever the wind changed
>> direction we'd end up with a significantly worse OS as a result. When
>> everyone keeps telling everyone else to reinstall, we end up with the
>> state that Windows is in. Everyone thinks that's the solution, and it
>> isn't, by some margin.
> Thank you for that Alan, that's exactly why I'm persisting. I'm building
a knowledgebase to allow me to fix such issues for my customers as
efficiently as possible.
> Here's an interesting one. I've logged in as a guest and been able to
create a new account. I have renamed my home folder and used the new
account to copy the contents of it's home folder into a new home folder for
the old account. It still doesn't work so I now have one working admin
account and the original still broken one which doesn't appear to be a
config file issue.
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