I am unable to log into my desktop even though I am using the correct password. When I type it in and hit enter the screen goes black and was saying something like "checking battery".
I have searched this problem but either I am misunderstanding some of the terminology or it doesn't work. Some threads I have read suggest that lighdm is the problem. I undestand lightdm relates some way to the desktop? I have logged in via the terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+f1 but am a bit stuck on what to do from here. I am a relatively new user to Ubuntu and so I am afraid my knowledge of the terminal is poor.
I am not sure what I have done for this error to occur. I was enjoying using Ubuntu instead of windows but this has rather soured the experience.
Any help would be much appreciated.
startx using ctrl+alt+f1 and the following happened:
xauth: error in locking authority file /home/richard/.Xauthority xauth: error in locking authority file /home/richard/.Xauthority Fatal server error: Server is already active for display 0 If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock and start again. Please consult the X.org foundation support at http://wiki.x.org for help ddxSigGiveUp: closing log No protocol specified No protocol specified xlinit: giving up xlinit: unable to connect to X server: resource temporarily unavailable xlimit: server error xauth: error in locking authority file /home/richard/.Xauthority
I have had a gander at this website http://wiki.x.org but I don't really understand its relation to me trying to login. Apologies if I'm being dull.