EEEK! cannot log in

Ryan Gauger rtgkid at
Wed Dec 25 05:47:57 UTC 2013

Hey, Kevin! I'm using Raring too, but should probably upgrade to Saucy. I've had this happen before, and I found the easiest way to fix it is simply restoring from a previous backup or doing a complete reinstall from scratch. I would really like to know if there's an easier way, so if anyone has one, we would love to hear it. This is just what I've done in the past when I've run into graphical login issues like this. Hope this helps!


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> On 24 Dec 2013, at 21:00, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at> wrote:
> I did only a little bit of work in rescue mode: extended my home
> partition and /tmp, but now I cannot do a graphical login.
> You'd think it was the disk work.  But I can do a Ctl-Alt F1 console
> login just fine.  But even if I create a brand new user, I cannot log
> into that account graphically.
> The only hint I get is that when I do drop to console mode, it shows
> some complaints about being disconnected from "Plymouth", whatever
> that is.
> I have no idea how to recover this other than a complete restore from
> backup or comptete install.  Fortunately, I have plenty of backups,
> time and disk space to do those, but I would *really* like to know
> what happened.
> Hmm, maybe this is a hint I should upgrade to Saucy. ( Xubuntu raring
> right now).
> ++kevin
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