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  1. #11
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    Re: No desktop

    Threads merged.

    Please don’t start multiple threads with the same subject. It dilutes the community’s ability to help provide good support and causes confusion.

    Thank you and best wishes!

  2. #12
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    Re: No desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by steeldriver View Post
    Why exactly do you need rng-tools? it's not part of the standard desktop installation afaik

    Did you try purging and NOT reinstalling it? at least just as a check that it is the real issue
    Thanks, I did not knowingly install rng-tools, I just used the default installation.

    I deinstalled rng-tools and I now get a login in screen, it was set to autologin previously, if I log in as me it does not say the password is incorrect but just throws me back to the login screen again, there is a guest session option that alllows me to see a default set up but none of the apps or folders I have under my username. I can still login to the command line OK and see all the files and folders under my user name. At least we have a screen back, so that is progress!.

  3. #13
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    Re: No desktop

    OK I still have a non working system and a child unable to play minecraft. What do I need to do to get this system up and running properly again?. For some reason it will go into guest login ok, will not go to user name, just throws me out and failsafe graphics will not run. What logs dumps or whatever is needed to get this working?

  4. #14
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    Re: No desktop

    Sometimes that indicates an ownership / permissions problem in the user's home dir - please login at the command line (in a virtual terminal e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F1) and post the outputs of

    Code:
    ls -ld $HOME
    
    ls -l $HOME/.{ICE,X}authority

  5. #15
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    Re: No desktop

    I have reinstalled Unity and Desktop and it still has not made any dofference, I can get into guest mode but not user mode, just throws me out. I can see everything from the command line but failsafe graphics mode does not work, lets repeat that again because its a little bit counter intuitive failsafe graphics will not work

  6. #16
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    Re: No desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by steeldriver View Post
    Sometimes that indicates an ownership / permissions problem in the user's home dir - please login at the command line (in a virtual terminal e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F1) and post the outputs of

    Code:
    ls -ld $HOME
    
    ls -l $HOME/.{ICE,X}authority
    Thanks for the reply!

    I can only use the command line from "drop to root shell prompt" so its in root, if thats ok.

    drwx------ 24 root root 4096 Feb 22 20:13 /root




    and


    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 24 Desktop
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 22 18:58 Documents
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 22 18:58 Downloads
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun16 2012 GNUstep
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 22 18:58 Music
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 15 21:49 New Folder
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 22 18:58 Pictures
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 22 18:58 Public
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 22 18:58 Templates
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 22 18:58 Videos
    Last edited by Russ_H; February 25th, 2013 at 09:09 PM. Reason: missed space after ./

  7. #17
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    Re: No desktop

    OK if you're logged in at the root console you will have to specify your username explicitly instead of using $HOME i.e.

    Code:
    ls -ld /home/username
    
    ls -l /home/username/.{ICE,X}authority
    We do need to use username's info - not root's

  8. #18
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    Re: No desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by steeldriver View Post
    OK if you're logged in at the root console you will have to specify your username explicitly instead of using $HOME i.e.

    Code:
    ls -ld /home/username
    
    ls -l /home/username/.{ICE,X}authority
    We do need to use username's info - not root's
    OK, sorry.

    Its -drwxr-xr-x 49 russel russel 20480 Feb 25 20:33 /home/russel

    and a picture attached for the second output as its too much to type in
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #19
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    Re: No desktop

    It looks like you typed a space between the dot and the {ICE,X} in that second command - can you try it again exactly as shown please? you should get only 2 lines back e.g.

    Code:
    $ ls -l /home/user/.{ICE,X}authority
    ls: cannot access /home/user/.ICEauthority: No such file or directory
    -rw------- 1 user user 54 Feb 19 17:44 /home/user/.Xauthority

  10. #20
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    Re: No desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by steeldriver View Post
    It looks like you typed a space between the dot and the {ICE,X} in that second command - can you try it again exactly as shown please? you should get only 2 lines back e.g.

    Code:
    $ ls -l /home/user/.{ICE,X}authority
    ls: cannot access /home/user/.ICEauthority: No such file or directory
    -rw------- 1 user user 54 Feb 19 17:44 /home/user/.Xauthority
    -rw------- russel russel 74800 Feb 22 18:58 /home/russel/.ICEauthority

    -rw------- root root 0 Feb 24 13:31 /home/russel/.Xauthority

    Thanks

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