Logging in sends me back to Xubuntu login screen.. I'm trapped!!
When I start up my computer Xubuntu is asking me to login (which is strange as I have login disabled).
Then, when I do enter my password, it is accepted and after a few screen changes I am returned to the login screen. (I know the password is correct as the login screen informs you immediately if you enter it incorrectly.)
Also, I can see that my display settings have been changed--the monitor resolution is wrong--my cursor is way big as are buttons, text etc..
I have urgent work to do and this is holding me up.. :(
Any help appreciated,
The "screen changes" usually say something. What do they say?
Anyway this is usually caused by your home directory being missing or unreadable. Switch to a TTY (ctrl+alt+f1), log in - perhaps as root - and fix it.
The screen goes black, then we get the xubuntu startup splash with the little cloud of dots, then black, then back to login screen....
What does TTY mean?
How do I 'fix it'?
How do I use terminal to login into my xfce desktop environment? I can choose to login to a terminal session, it's only when I attempt to login to xfce that this problem occurs..
ps - you may able to tell from my posts that I am not highly technical/a programmer, please help a relative noob get back to my work.. :)
Since I started this thread I have been googling hard for a fix to this xfce4 infinite login problem..
I am not the first person to experience this problem, it appears to be a random bug with some (unknown) connection to changing the screen resolution.
I found a good deal of threads in other forums where people were taking some extreme, and at times system-destroying, measures to fix this bug. I remained skeptical of deleting system configuration files etc etc
Here's the fix:
At the Xubuntu login password entry screen you have an option (down below on the panel) to either login for an xfce session, or a terminal session.
Select terminal session, enter your password and a terminal window will open. Now type
and hit return.. xfce starts and you are in your desktop environment.
This is a workaround rather than a fix, but it is simple and it works.
If anyone experiences this problem I hope this thread will help you as I saw some pretty extremem suggestions out there in the internets
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