I had an old install of 11.10 that I decided to reinstall using the same home folder. So, I reinstalled 11.10 and copied back my entire home folder including configurations. I then decided to use my packages list from synaptic to reinstall all of my old applications and packages. Now, upon booting up, I can't select anything from the login settings for shell (Ubuntu2D, Gnome, etc.) because it is an empty box, and logging in on either my username or guess yields a screen similar to what you see when you shutdown, listing OK or FAIL for my hardware. It then will go right back to the login screen. I tried deleting .Xauthority with no results. Any ideas?
startx yields this:
here's what i got:
_XSERVTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed _XSERVETransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: server already running
Fatal server error: Cannot establish any listening sockets - make sure an X server isn't already running
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at http://wiki.x.org for help. Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-! keyxinit: giving up xinit: unable to connect to x server: Connection refused xinit: server error