[xubuntu-users] need help for logging into xubuntu 13.10

Bruno Benitez gridcube at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 17:08:14 UTC 2014

Som. simply remove the .Xauthority file, you can also remove the
.ICEauthority file while you are at it. They will respawn and you will be
able to log in

2014-03-15 3:32 GMT-03:00 Benjamin Shadwick <benshadwick at gmail.com>:

> On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 10:11 PM, som <drsoumalya-distro at yahoo.co.in>wrote:
>> i am having a little problem with my xubuntu 13.10. until 48 hours back,
>> it was working fine. i did not upgrade/update anything in between;
>> auto-update option is disabled. while using it yesterday, suddenly i felt a
>> sluggish behaviour. so i shut it down. the problem started since then. on
>> the next boot, i encountered a black screen rather than the window system.
>> pressed ctrl+alt+F3 and was able to log in from that point onward; but no
>> desktop. tried chown username:username .Xauthority
>> after that i was able to see the log in screen. now the biggest problem.
>> when i am entering my username and password, it is refusing to acknowledge
>> it; just looping back to the same page again and again!
> Are there any hints in the system logs in /var/log ?
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