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cmnorton 01-28-2010 08:23 PM

Resetting XWindows Settings
 
I am in a pickle. Today, I just completed rebuilding my workstation. It is Ubuntu 9.10.

Some KDE files were also loaded when I added Konqueror.

At the end of the day, I logged out, but needed to log back in right away.

When logging in as the primary user, only a small X-term shows at the upper left, and the login won't complete to a fully displayed screen with panels, desktop, and so on. However, my additional users' logins log in with no problems.

For my primary user, what do I need to reset, what files do I need to delete, to get out of this?

I have already reset the .gnome2* directories, and this did not fix the problem.

I've thought of saving off the directories, like Documents to another user, deleting and then re-creating the primary user. I would like to locate and fix the problem, instead of shot-gunning it.

I have not yet looked in /var/log to see what's happening.

I would appreciate any advice or help to reset this.

Thank you.

Edit: 01/29/2010
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Since reporting this, I have deleted and re-created the user, and got the same result, a little x-term box in the upper left hand corner of the screen. I believe this could have happened after loading Konqueror. I had originally thought it might be something in one of my config files, but the fact the behavior remains and only for this user puzzles me.

Elemecca 01-29-2010 08:43 PM

What session is selected for that user in the display manager (login screen)? Have you looked at ~/.xsession-errors?

tommcd 01-30-2010 07:24 AM

You could try rebooting into recovery mode and choosing the option xfix fix video. After xfix completes try rebooting into normal user mode and see if this fixes it.

cmnorton 01-31-2010 12:26 PM

Thanks
 
I'll keep this around in my bag of tricks.

cmnorton 01-31-2010 12:26 PM

Should have looked at the errors.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Elemecca (Post 3845610)
What session is selected for that user in the display manager (login screen)? Have you looked at ~/.xsession-errors?

Thanks.

tommcd 02-01-2010 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cmnorton (Post 3847296)
I'll keep this around in my bag of tricks.

So have you solved the problem then? Or are you still having problems?


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