[ubuntu-za] Logon screen problems
David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk)
ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Sat Mar 6 10:42:07 GMT 2010
Robert Holm wrote:
> On 06/03/2010 11:39, David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk) wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Well, you know how it is with Ubuntu, installed some apps last night,
>> then was trying to make Virtualbox start as a session, and next thing,
>> I've got a problem with my login.
>> Login just freezes. I can start up in recovery mode and get in with startx.
>> If I try to start system> admin> login screen it takes a while to
>> start, and then refuses to unlock.
>> This could be because I installed login screen 2, which I've now
>> removed. [I also installed byobu, but don't think this is the problem
>> because it only runs if I tell it to run. Uninstalled just to be safe.]
> It may sound like a hassle, but before I do any upgrades or new
> installations I always backup the partition using fsbackup on the
> SystemResueCD. Only takes about 10-15 minutes, and reverting to the
> original state is a trivial operation. I know that in this case it is
> closing the stable door ...., but there will be other horses.
>> So culprit definitely login screen 2, or something to do with my trying
>> to execute vboxmanage from login.
>> Now trying to figure out how to restore my login.
>> Does anybody know how to start login screen in terminal?
>> Any ideas appreciated.
I have Back in Time installed, but this only for a catastrophic failure.
Guess I should sticky it and do a backup before I upgrade anything.
I actually did check to see if login screen 2 recommended for karmic and
it was, but obviously there was some conflict somewhere.
These things tend to happen the closer one gets to the next release. So
the advice coming out is always backwards compatible and people just
assume they can offer up another tweak. I probably should have backed up
the login settings completely.
Bad advice taken on a Friday evening, which is usually when this kind
of thing happens.
Probably was a Serbian giving out Ubuntu Linux advice on a blog
somewhere in Russia.
Yes, horse is out of the stable but have been in worse situations.
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