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Amblikai
November 1st, 2009, 05:16 PM
Hi folks,

Just upgraded xubuntu from 9.04 to 9.10. I can't get passed the login screen though.

I click on the user, type the password, i get the fireflies and then it just goes back to the login screen.

I can ssh in from another machine (my laptop).

Can anyone help or give me some ideas of some log files i can look at? I understand 9.10 has a new login manager (gdm?)

Thanks in advance,

Kai.

Amblikai
November 2nd, 2009, 07:03 PM
Anyone? I'm still having this problem.

Amblikai
November 2nd, 2009, 07:16 PM
There seems to be a number of people having this problem across various forums. No one has had a reply.

Having never filed a bug before i am hesitant to do so until i know more about the situation.

Can someone help me out here?

ivoshm
November 3rd, 2009, 12:59 PM
There seems to be a number of people having this problem across various forums. No one has had a reply.

Having never filed a bug before i am hesitant to do so until i know more about the situation.

Can someone help me out here?

Try switch to text console (Ctrl+Alt+F1), log in and remove file $HOME/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml, log out from text console, switch back to graphical login screen and try login again.

If it helped ... write here http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5932 "ME TOO" :(

Ivo(sh)

lagonie
November 4th, 2009, 10:39 PM
had the same Problem with my ePC 1000h netbook and my (very old) lcd-screen pluged-in durin install and first strt of 9.10. removed the display.xml and the problem was instantly gone..
after that I have to say: 9.10 looks real nice :)

easterlingman
November 6th, 2009, 09:06 PM
Try switch to text console (Ctrl+Alt+F1), log in and remove file $HOME/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml, log out from text console, switch back to graphical login screen and try login again.

If it helped ... write here http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5932 "ME TOO" :(

Ivo(sh)

I tried this fix but after logging out and back in I got kicked back to the login screen once before being able to login properly. Usually it happens 4 to 8 times so I guess it's an improvement, but any other ideas on what could fix this for me?

peyre
November 15th, 2009, 12:08 AM
That seemed to do the trick for me! Thanks Ivoshm!


Try switch to text console (Ctrl+Alt+F1), log in and remove file $HOME/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml, log out from text console, switch back to graphical login screen and try login again.

If it helped ... write here http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5932 "ME TOO" :(

Ivo(sh)

Edit: But, on another of my Xubuntu machines, this workaround didn't do the trick. There was no displays.xml there. I deleted the whole .config folder, but that still didn't do it.

PetteriP
December 10th, 2009, 12:43 PM
I had one of these today.
I could login to root desktop though.
In the .xsession-errors file there was an error stating something or other about the user rights of the .ICEauthority file. Right click on .ICEauthority and from the Permissions tab read and write rights to my user. That solved it.

S1gurd
December 16th, 2009, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the tips guys. This combination worked for me:

1.Login is as an alternat user with root access.
2.read the .xsession-errors file - mine was complaining about display 0.0
3. Follow ivoshm's advice here:

remove file $HOME/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml, log out from text console, switch back to graphical login screen and try login again.

And it worked. :P

azertyh
December 16th, 2009, 07:00 PM
hi,
i had the same problem. i solved it by changing the displays.xml file. my post is here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8402051#post8402051
i can log on now and i notice that even if i change my screen resolution, i can always log on with the new resolution.
the displays.xml doesnt exist until you change your screen resolution.

jamppa93
January 17th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Deleting the displays.xml file worked for me.

I logged in via xterm -session and deleted the displays.xml file via text console.

Thanks for advice.

TheOneBlackMage
January 26th, 2010, 05:43 AM
I can confirm this fix worked for me as well. Thanks for the tip.

NunyaB
January 26th, 2010, 05:54 AM
Thank you for this post. I am having the same problem and this gives me something to try!

Miscellaneous
February 21st, 2010, 04:07 PM
Try switch to text console (Ctrl+Alt+F1), log in and remove file $HOME/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml, log out from text console, switch back to graphical login screen and try login again.

If it helped ... write here http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5932 "ME TOO" :(

Ivo(sh)

Thank you so much... This is not the first time it happens to me but it's the first time I got a proper answer! Thanks a million!

sportscliche
March 14th, 2010, 03:00 AM
Thanks, this worked for me too.

Browser_ice
August 8th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Why hasn't this been fixed so far ?

I have just experienced this bug.

krekon
March 12th, 2011, 12:51 AM
I have the same problem in lucid lynx and there is no display.xml file in there. What can I do?