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

Matthew Daubney matt at daubers.co.uk
Fri May 4 08:53:54 UTC 2012


On 4 May 2012 09:42, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm sorry to say that we're not going to get an answer to this one. I made a
> bit of a mistake. I found that I've now got 2 seperate issues, first that my
> grafted home folder naturally has permissions issues preventing logon and
> second the original profile does indeed contain a corrupted file.
>
> However at some point I copied the entire folder forgetting to reveal hidden
> files so I now only have half a profile and I've lost all my bookmarks,
> email settings etc. Thank god for Ubuntu One! But it does mean the rogue
> file has been lost.


Hi Gareth,

I've found that to debug these issues if you just move the .something
folders one at a time to .something-backup and then find which one is
causing the login problem. It's normally something in .gnome or
.gnome2.

Hope that helps if you still have the original profile.

-Matt Daubney



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