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Old 01-19-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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Canīt log in to ubuntu, get blank screen...

I canīt login anymore with my default account. I tried deleting a bunch of the default gnome hidden files but no diff. When it comes to the login screen and I enter the details and hit enter, it just gives me a blank brown screen with the mouse cursor
This has happened before, but I could always fix it by removing the gnome config files in the users folder, i.e. mv .gnome2 gnome2_bckp,but to all the gnome and metacity related ones, it just makes new ones when I try to login after that and I always end up with that blank screen. Tried using "failsafe" session, same thing.
What Can I do to fix this? I really need it fixed.
Old 01-20-2007, 02:28 PM   #2
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Hmmm. Try creating a new user and logging in with that. See if it makes any difference.

Check your log files, especially in your /home/username/.xsession-errors and /var/log/auth.log

check /home/username permissions

Can you log into the console fine when pressing ALT+F1?


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