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    I can't log into my user after messing with drivers.

    Thinkpad T400 laptop here, with both Intel and AMD (old) graphics. I normally use Intel graphics only, but I wanted to check the AMD ones too, so switched them in the BIOS, booted again, to see a stretched picture. I though it might get better with fglrx, but I now know those don't have support for the Radeon 3470 in this laptop. So I just removed them, switched back to Intel in the BIOS, reinstalled xorg, etc. following instructions at many places on the internet, "just in case".

    Now I can't login to my main user (pablo). It actually logs in but I can't see Unity at all. I must return to the login screen with Ctrl+Alt+Del.

    I just created a temporary user on the terminal via Ctrl+Alt+F1 (the one I'm using right now to write this) and have no issues with it, nor with the guest user.

    I'm posting here my .xsession-errors file in hopes that some brave soul can catch where the problem is:

    EDIT: Removed by author

    I know there are a number on uninstallations that left some dirt behind, but those don't seem to be but warning errors.

    Thanks in advance for any help.


    EDIT: Solution found here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/20442...or-side-panels Unity wasn't starting. I just went to a terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T, launched ccsm and enabled Unity.
    Last edited by AleveSicofante; October 26th, 2013 at 06:57 PM.

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    Re: I can't log into my user after messing with drivers.

    Please see here :
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...z/+bug/1166765
    Comment #11 may have a workaround, if the following line is indeed the one to look at
    Code:
    compiz (core) - Error: Plugin 'opengl' not loaded.
    Edit : Oh, I see you fixed it
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    Re: I can't log into my user after messing with drivers.

    Thank you for your help anyway. I searched and searched, tried every solution I found, for many hours. Then I finally decided to ask for help here and right after that I typed the magical search terms and the solution appeared (can't even remember which exact search terms I used). This is some Murphy's Law or something. Happens to me all the time...

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    Re: I can't log into my user after messing with drivers.

    Quote Originally Posted by AleveSicofante View Post
    Thank you for your help anyway. I searched and searched, tried every solution I found, for many hours. Then I finally decided to ask for help here and right after that I typed the magical search terms and the solution appeared (can't even remember which exact search terms I used). This is some Murphy's Law or something. Happens to me all the time...
    Eheh, happens to everyone all the time !
    Once you've worded out and written down your problems, poof, light comes in. Not only with computer issues, btw
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