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Old 01-28-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-29-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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What session is selected for that user in the display manager (login screen)? Have you looked at ~/.xsession-errors?
 
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:24 AM   #3
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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.
 
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:26 PM   #4
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Thanks

I'll keep this around in my bag of tricks.
 
Old 01-31-2010, 12:26 PM   #5
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Should have looked at the errors.

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What session is selected for that user in the display manager (login screen)? Have you looked at ~/.xsession-errors?
Thanks.
 
Old 02-01-2010, 10:34 AM   #6
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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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