Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

So at first I had this problem that when I booted up my computer it gave me the low graphics error. Was only able to go to low graphics mode. I fixed it by just removing everything from fglrx. Now after that another problem arose. I am not able to log in as my main user but only as a guest. Attempting to log in as a main user will just result in a loop. Also if I change from lightdm to gdm I AM actually able to log in as my main user but then I will just get my desktop. Nothing else. After 1 minute there will be like 10+ errors popping up saying that everything GUI related has crashed. So I just see the wallpaper and nothing else. I am able to open up terminal tought and from that I can open up browser and so on but I would like to see my Unity desktop enviroment too.

So gdm did not fix it and lightdm has me just looping around but atleast on lightdm I can access Guest user and from there everything works. It's just that graphics seems to be on a bit lower mode than it was before all the trouble. (Can see it with the eye that stuff looks a bit more bad, but at the sametime all the effects work).

So yes... would really appreciate some help and tell me if any logs are needed.

share|improve this question
Looked everywhere and people suggested to rm .Xauthority but since 10.10 that file does not exist anymore. –  Kaspar Feb 16 '13 at 16:06
Please give additional information only by editing your question. And the file .Xauthority definitely still exists. –  guntbert Feb 16 '13 at 19:33
It does not, the command xauth works but the file is not located in /home/user. –  Kaspar Feb 16 '13 at 21:06
That has nothing to do with xauth, type (in your home directory): ls -lA .Xauthority, it will give something like -rw------- 1 re re 362 Feb 9 22:27 .Xauthority. –  guntbert Feb 16 '13 at 21:21
add comment

Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this question via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.