View Full Version : [ubuntu] Not able to login after routine software upgrade

July 1st, 2009, 04:04 PM
I did the routine software upgrade in Ubuntu Hardy and the upgrade requested to reboot and I promptly rebooted the system but now am unable to login. Whenever I try to login it gives the below mentioned error

"Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of disk space. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sessions to see if you can fix this problem."

/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
export: 23: : bad variable name

I am able to login using GNOME failsafe mode but normally it's not letting me in. Could you please tell how to fix this issue?

Thanks in advance for your help

July 1st, 2009, 04:29 PM
Please take a look at this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-882717.html

July 2nd, 2009, 11:15 AM

Thanks for the link and I did all that has been explained in the above link but still the problem persists. Anyone out there who can put a better light on this issue please?


July 2nd, 2009, 01:45 PM
I have upgraded the Ubuntu from 8.04 to 8.10 but still that crap exists. Save me guys?

July 31st, 2009, 01:20 PM
Any new thoughts on this please? It's really annoying.