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    Xubuntu refuses to log me in

    Very strange. I fired up my desktop last night, it brought up the login screen, and I input my password. Then it goes to a black screen with an unblinking cursor in the top left of the screen for about a second and a half, then it takes me back to the login screen. It doesn't say login incorrect, Caps Lock is on, or anything like that. I've tried inputting my password six times in a row and still find myself at the same login screen. I shut down for the night and tried again in the morning, but still getting the same thing, it's still being a jackass. Can anyone tell me what to do about it?
    Last edited by peyre; 1 Week Ago at 02:58 PM.

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    Re: Xubuntu refuses to log me in

    Sounds like a problem with starting the GUI or the Desktop Environment. Try logging in on a virtual terminal (hit Ctrl-Alt and a function key between F1 and F6, type the user name, enter, than the password (is not echoed, not even asterisks)). You should get a shell and be able to check the logs in /var/log/syslog and /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

    Holger

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    Re: Xubuntu refuses to log me in

    Also add this if you would.
    Code:
    ls -lah | grep -i Xauthority
    And;
    Code:
    sudo ls -lah /tmp
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    Re: Xubuntu refuses to log me in

    Well! Sorry for this one guys, looks like this was a real tookie mistake. It seems I filled my drive with an enormous torrent download. I seem to be back up and running now after deleting some files.

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    Re: Xubuntu refuses to log me in

    Good to hear, All's well that ends well.
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