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Old 08-13-2010, 01:05 PM   #1
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Angry BIG problem with eeepc + xubuntu


hi,

I think I almost installed xubuntu for the 10th time and I'm fed up. The problem is that cant login to xfce. I thought I had solved it by configuring the auto login but no. I have the login window, I enter the password, and then, it seems to proceed to the desktop but after a while, it gives again the login window and so on.
The last time, thanks to auto login, I could use it for 3 or 4 times (3/4 reboots) but at the last one (although I didn't modify any parameter), it didn't login automatically and I can't use it anymore. Sometimes, I could succeed by login as a terminal and making different operations I can't even remember. Now, I can't even get a term login.

NB : it's Ubuntu 9.10

thanks in advance,
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:23 PM   #2
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Try this: http://newyork.ubuntuforums.org/show....php?t=1309603


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Old 08-13-2010, 03:54 PM   #3
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it works !

ok, I removed $HOME/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml and could login. But when I modified th screen resolution (as I have an LCD screen connected to the eeepc), the file went back. When I reboot, I still have the problem but I found an easy way to bypass it (which is very simple indeed and documented in the link above) : I unplugg the screen and no problem to login ...

thanks for this quick reply.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:30 PM   #4
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Hi,

I'm still in problems with login. I still have to unplug and replug my external monitor each time I boot xubuntu. Anyone knows if there is a patch or update for this problem ? Is there a way to bypass it ? I tried with a script that deletes the diplays.xml file but I didn't manage to make it work. Anyone has a bypass trick ?

thanks in advance,
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:43 AM   #5
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Hi, could you please describe your problem with more details?

I understand that you can login after unplugging/plugging the monitor. So this means, that the screenresolution is not adequate set, or not automatically adapted respectively. And therefore the loginfield of the screen is not visible, but while plugging the monitor in it resets it detects the proper resolution, is this correct?

Do you use an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file? if yes, look at the screenresolution in that file.

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Old 01-02-2011, 01:45 PM   #6
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Well, not exactly.
I configured xubuntu in automatic login. When everything was right, I powered up my eeepc, on which is connected a monitor, and I got the desktop without any other action.
With resolution set to 1280x1024 with my external monitor, when I boot, I get the graphical login screen (which is unattended), I then enter my login name and password. After a while, I get the login screen again and so on and I can never login. No error message. Found nothing in the logs.
I was given one solution to bypass : go to console prompt with Ctrl+Alt+F1, login and delete $HOME/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml, logout and back to the graphical login screen and login.
This solution is way too long to boot up.
I found two solutions by myself :
1 . Unplug the external monitor to boot, then, at the desktop screen, replug it and change the resolution.
2 . Yesterday, I tried another one that works : before shutdown, switch back to 640x480 (which is the max resolution of eeepc screen). When I boot up, at the desktop screen, I get back to 1280x1024. This way, I don't need any plug/unpug action.
Of course, I have no problem without external monitor.

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NB : I have no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
 
Old 01-02-2011, 01:50 PM   #7
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Sorry, I misused one word : "which is unattended" -> I meant "which is unexpected"

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:29 PM   #8
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I had this issue once, it is afaik a permissionproblem anywhere in the configuration.

Actually I did not solve it but changed the loginmanager from xdm to gdm. I'd recommend to check if you're using xdm, if you can use gdm (of Gnome) or kdm (of KDE) instead, maybe that would be a solution.

If you want to examine the problem in more depth, I'd recommend to explore the /var/log/Xorg.0.log logfile.

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Old 01-03-2011, 07:08 AM   #9
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hi,

I use gdm and I don't know how to read Xorg.0.log. There is no date and time in it ...

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Old 01-03-2011, 07:21 AM   #10
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Hello odjb,

the end of the logfile holds the most recent entries. You may post the whole file here.

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Old 01-04-2011, 03:35 AM   #11
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Here is the Xorg.0.log file
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File Type: txt Xorg.0.txt (54.1 KB, 4 views)
 
Old 01-04-2011, 04:26 AM   #12
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which graphics-card are you using? I can't seem to find out if an adequate module is been loaded. Could you please post the output of
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sudo lspci
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:54 AM   #13
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Here it is :

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
 
Old 01-04-2011, 04:57 AM   #14
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Well, if you execute
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sudo lspci -v
you'll get a more verbose output of lspci. In the last line of every device-section there is the module listed which is yet loaded for the device. Could you please check, which module there's listed?

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Old 01-04-2011, 07:35 AM   #15
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sudo lspci -v
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File Type: txt lspci.txt (6.7 KB, 7 views)
 
  


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