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Old 05-09-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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Mysterious Auto log off problem


I just updated my Xubuntu PC last night and this morning I can't log in.

As soon as I log in it auto logs out.

I can get to a terminal by using CTRL+ALT+F1 and then log in there but I really need a GUI to get work done.

I think it may have something to do with the screen resolution because my monitor is very picky about the screen resolution.

I tried "xrandr -s 1024x768" in a terminal but that didn't do me any good.

The video card is an ATI Rage 128.

Has anybody else seen or had this kind of problem? If so what did you do to fix it?
 
Old 05-09-2010, 01:26 PM   #2
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You should receive a message when it logs out. Try selecting 'failsafe session' on the GUI login screen, then logging in. Inspect your system logs, /var/log/auth.log and/or /var/log/syslog.
 
Old 05-09-2010, 03:28 PM   #3
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You should receive a message when it logs out. Try selecting 'failsafe session' on the GUI login screen, then logging in. Inspect your system logs, /var/log/auth.log and/or /var/log/syslog.
There is no "failsafe session" only a "xfce session".

"/var/log/auth.log"

Doesn't say anything important other then I have logged in successfully.

"/var/log/syslog" has a LOT of information but the only thing that popped out at me was the last line that said that "Mediacy" had failed to start.

If I just reinstall XFCE then will that fix my problem?
 
Old 05-09-2010, 03:37 PM   #4
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Did you mean metacity? Reinstall metacity.
 
Old 05-09-2010, 11:29 PM   #5
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Xconfig

I had a problem like that. My X configuration was corrupted. I looked through the files related to XWindows. One of the files had a comment in it that told me a command I should run a command to restore the configuration if X would not start properly. I ran the command, and everything has been running fine ever since.

Unfortunately, I didn't write down which file that was or what the command was. You can probably find it if you poke around in

/etc/X11/org.conf

or start with

man xorg.conf

and follow the "see also" links at the bottom of the man page. Sorry I can't remember more details.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 12:35 AM   #6
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To understand what the problem is, you should probably read the X log files. For example ~/.xsession-errors and /var/log/Xorg.0.log

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