Login failure after restart. Every time.

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 23 08:17:30 UTC 2012

On 23 March 2012 01:18, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 22 March 2012 21:38, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm running 10.04 LTS on a Gateway laptop, and a new problem started
>>> showing up a month or so ago.  I just got un-busy enough to ask about
>>> it.
>>> Every time I log in after a reboot, the gnome login fails the first
>>> time.  It gets as far as playing the login sound, displays what could
>>> be a window of log messages for a fraction of a second, and goes back
>>> to asking for a login.  The second attempt was always working until
>>> this morning, when I had to try three times.  I hope it doesn't keep
>>> going up.
>>> Any idea how to figure this out?
>> You could look in syslog and auth.log to see if there are any clues there.
> auth.log shows two quick dbus failures  by gnome-keyring-daemon.  A
> few seconds later syslog shows pulseaudio failure of XOpenDisplay()
> and then failure to load module module-x11-publish with argument
> "display=:0.0".   A "failsafe gnome" session fails, but a second
> normal attempt succeeds.  An xterm session logs in the first time.
> Looks like a gnome problem of some kind,

Right so it is probably not the authentication that is failing, but
you are being logged straight back out due to an X error or something.
 Anything in .xsession_errors?  Maybe then a launchpad search and a
bit of googling for the errors.


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