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Old 11-21-2012, 02:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy Can't login to my account

I'm a complete newb, I am a student using school Linux system. My account was working fine. I was working on a file, and when I tried to save it, the message "unable to save the file" appeared. Then I noticed that I wasn't able to open any program on the system or create any files/folders. I logged out. Then when I tried to log in, I get this message:

"You session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of diskspace. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sessions to see if you can fix this problem"

I know that I have plenty of diskspace. Can someone please help me??

Your help will be highly appreciated
Thank you in advance
Old 11-21-2012, 03:32 AM   #2
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Do you have physical access to the machine at school? You will need to be able to perform commands to fix this or boot up from a rescue/live cd. The latter might be restricted by the admin for the computers at your school.

After some googling, I found this:

I had the same problem. It helped to disable "Automatically save changes to session" under "Startup programs preferences" -> "Options". HTH
If this doesn't fix your problem, keep looking for what else has solved the problem for other users.

If it was me, I would find that admin and have him fix it. From my googling, this could be an unresolved bug maybe with some workarounds.


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