cursor, wallpaper and other functions disabled

Thomas Blasejewicz thomas at
Mon Dec 29 01:55:28 UTC 2014

On 2014/12/28 18:30, Colin Law wrote:
> On 28 December 2014 at 00:47, Thomas Blasejewicz <thomas at> wrote:
>> On 2014/12/27 17:47, Colin Law wrote:
>>> On 27 December 2014 at 04:37, Thomas Blasejewicz <thomas at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> ...
>>>> Anway
>>>> AFTER I created the new user and logged off -> logged in again ...
>>>> I get the usual screen, mouse pointer etc.
>>>> But only sometimes.
>>>> At other times (I have not had much time to play with this thing; the
>>>> machine is at home .. I am at work ..) I get something that looks like at
>>>> least 500 screens are superimposed on each other ...
>>> It might be worth checking by booting off a live image and 'Trying
>>> Ubuntu' that it still runs ok, to eliminate hardware issues.
>>> Colin
>> "Try ubuntu" from live CD causes no problems I can see.
>> When I log out and then log in again, sometimes things improve,
>> but each time (100%) I restart the computer, everything is back to a state,
>> where a million things do not work.
>> Anything else I could try?
> Have a look in /var/log/syslog and ~/.xsession_errors.
> Colin
The file "syslog" is empty.
Searching the "file systems" for the ".xsession" file gives "no hits".

Although I tried several times, I have not yet succeeded at "logging in 
as a different user", since this too apparently requires
some very heavy computer acrobatics that I obviously have not mastered yet.

Looks like just another case of having to start from scratch again .....

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