All of a sudden, I am no longer able to login to an X session in my Xubuntu 13.04 install. The graphical login accepts my password, the screen goes blank and then returns to the login prompt. A bit of Googling tells me that this isn't an uncommon problem, but all the advice I've read so far hasn't worked:
- I can login to the guest account, so the login manager is working.
- I can login to my account via tty or ssh, so my account isn't locked.
- I can start applications through an X tunnel (XMing+PuTTY), if that's relevant.
- There's masses of disk space left.
~/.Xauthorityis owned by me, rather than root.
- There's no reference to
~/.ICEauthorityin my logs and the file is otherwise owned by me.
/var/log/Xorg.0.loglooks OK(ish): There are a few warnings about missing fonts and complaints about
psb. Apparently that's the video driver (my laptop uses Intel GMA500) and there are similar complaints later in the file, however it ultimately settles on something. After all, the display is clearly working at the login screen (as it is for the guest account).
There are some errors and permission complaints in
~/.xsession-errors, but I'm not sure if they're relevant:
ERROR:root:Could not find any typelib for Dbusmenu ERROR:root:Could not find any typelib for Unity ... ###!!! [Parent][RPCChannel] Error: Channel error: cannot send/recv ... debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat: Permission denied
- I tried
apt-get -y install xubuntu-desktopto try refreshing/reinstalling, but neither option seemed to do anything.
Therefore, I'm kind of at a loss! So any ideas would be most appreciated!