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  1. #1
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    Problem upgrading to Oneiric

    Today I upgraded to Oneiric and now I can't login, although I can login using guest account. I believe that lightdm is crashing. I'm sorry for the lack of information, if you need other info, I will post it.
    Last edited by Luke Kijanovich; October 13th, 2011 at 10:18 PM.

  2. #2
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    Re: Problem upgrading to Oneiric

    You're using Xubuntu? So am I.

    I was just going to ask others whether it's possible to upgrade in Xubuntu. I know that in other distros (based on Ubuntu) using the "Ubuntu" upgrade can seriously muck things up. That's all I can tell you for now.
    Linux: You reap what you tweak.

  3. #3
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    Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Problem upgrading to Oneiric

    It might be possible that you have been affected by this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...dm/+bug/871667.

    Can you Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to a vt and login at the text screen there. Type in the following command:
    Code:
    cat ~/.xsession-errors | grep -i xauthority
    and if you get back a reply with some text about "permission denied", the fix appears to be:
    Code:
    rm ~/.Xauthority
    ...then Ctrl+Alt+F7 and login.

    EDIT: In the event you get an error deleting the .Xauthority file because you don't have permission, try the following:
    Code:
    cd
    sudo rm .Xauthority
    Last edited by Toz; October 14th, 2011 at 02:11 AM.

  4. #4
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    Re: Problem upgrading to Oneiric

    I've "fixed" problem by switching back to gdm. I didn't like lightdm too much anyway. Thanks anyway.

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