Mandrake 9.2: Cannot start X Windows as normal user
I have been running Mandrake 9.2 for a while, usually without problems.
Once in a while, though, my usual login (normal user login) seems to stop working: by this I mean to say that linux starts as usual with graphical login screen and I cannot seem to get past this screen. Even entering the correct username + password combination, all I see is a black screen for a second or two, then the usual graphical login screen again (and no mention of errors!).
What I have tried:
- Ctrl+Alt+F2 to go to command line mode
- Successfully logged in as myself (normal user) there
- Tried to start X from there, but it won't work
- I can only start X Windows as root, but then this is not recommended.