I'm running 11.04 with Unity on my laptop, and using an encrypted home folder. During the past couple of months, it's occasionally happened that I'd log into my system and be faced with the default icons, complaints from Nautilus, Dropbox etc, all evidently indicating my home folder was unavailable since it hadn't been automatically decrypted on login. I'd just log out and log back in again and it would work. This happened perhaps once in every 20-30 logins, at a wild estimate, so it didn't seem like an urgent thing to spend time sorting out.
Tonight the problem is worse. I've logged back in multiple times to no avail, the decryption simply doesn't happen and I can't access my home. I've got the auto-generated passphrase at the office so I suppose I can do a manual recovery and if need be reinstallation tomorrow, but before I dig into that (and I'd really rather not spend that time right now) I thought I'd ask if anyone has a better solution. What could be causing this problem? What can I do to fix it?
Thanks in advance.