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I was trying out blackbox recently and accidentally switched the window manager, causing the system to be unusable. Thus, I rebooted and now at the login screen, I can type in my password to login and then click the button, but once I do I am simply kicked back to the login screen. The only account I can login to is guest for some reason. I am using Ubuntu Studio 13.04, and my default desktop environment is xfce (though I cannot login to any DE). Here's what I tried so far:

  • Uninstalling blackbox
  • Deleting xfce4's config files
  • Deleting a blackbox-rc file in my home directory
  • Installing a new DE
  • Running startxfce4 in the command line

And here is the output of the .xsession-errors file:

Script for cjkv started at run_im.
Script for default started at run_im.
Script for cjkv started at run_im.
Script for default started at run_im.
blackbox: [stylesdir/stylesmenu] error, '/home/alex/.blackbox/styles' does not exist
blackbox: [stylesdir/stylesmenu] error, '/home/alex/.blackbox/styles' does not exist
blackbox: [stylesdir/stylesmenu] error, '/home/alex/.blackbox/styles' does not exist

(xfwm4:3980): GLib-WARNING **: (/build/buildd/glib2.0-2.36.0/./glib/gerror.c:390):g_error_new_valist: runtime check failed: (domain != 0)

(xfwm4:3980): xfwm4-WARNING **: Failed to connect to session manager: Failed to connect to the session manager: SESSION_MANAGER environment variable not defined
Xsession: X session started for root at Fri Sep 20 09:07:34 EDT 2013
localuser:root being added to access control list
Script for cjkv started at run_im.
Script for default started at run_im.
Script for cjkv started at run_im.
Script for default started at run_im.
Xsession: X session started for root at Fri Sep 20 09:10:05 EDT 2013
localuser:root being added to access control list
Script for cjkv started at run_im.
Script for default started at run_im.
Script for cjkv started at run_im.
Script for default started at run_im.
Xsession: X session started for alex at Fri Sep 20 10:37:20 EDT 2013
localuser:alex being added to access control list
Script for cjkv started at run_im.
Script for default started at run_im.
Script for cjkv started at run_im.
Script for default started at run_im.

Any ideas on what could be causing this error? I have access to the tty and guest account GUI, so am able to change just about anything.

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