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    Locked out of my user acc't - no Gnome, XFCE or other

    Three weeks ago, I posted about the keyring manager coming onscreen after the boot time login. It did not happen with every boot, only sporadically. That post is:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1921263

    The keyring box could be dismissed or I could re-enter my p/w. Nothing was broken, but this extra asking for the p/w.

    I preface the following by saying I regularly use the XFCE session.

    Today, I powered up the 'puter. When the boot screen came up, I was in Guest Session or Other, not the default user, me. I did not notice this at that moment and input my password. Once the p/w was accepted, the screen offered me an Xbuntu session. And a option to configure the panel. I was confused, but figured "no biggy" yesterdays software update may be the reason.

    Now things are a big mess. I cannot log in a my user. Only as guest. I'm currently online in a guest session in -well I'm having to guess- an Xbuntu session. I cannot log-out and log-in as me-user, only as guest. I cannot launch Google Chrome (browser). I have no Evolution email and Thunderbird acts like it's a first time user and wants to set up an account.

    I've re-booted, logged in and out, etc. I cannot be the default user, me, which, to the 'puter is known as: mark.

    When I first noticed the keyring problem I netsearched for someone with a similar problem. I eventually narrowed it down to less than a pageful of citations. The only one similar to mine had no solutions. Go Figure!

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Stuck in Low Gear (as in XBuntu and not XFCE) -
    AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 1T SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Brother MFC-240C prntr, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N

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    Re: Locked out of my user acc't - no Gnome, XFCE or other

    As I power-up the 'puter before I get coffee, after a while of trying to figure this out, I see that I had to re-input my user name and then the login screen asked for my password. Then things went back to 'normal', XFCE is up & running with my desktop, panel and icons, etc.

    So, problem solved, sorta.
    AMD Athlon II X4 620, 4gig ddr2-800, m/b MSI K9N6PGM2, 1T SATA, EVGA 9500GT, Brother MFC-240C prntr, LG DVD-rom GSA-H55N

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