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I'm having problems with loggin in on Ubuntu 11.04. I did an install on my laptop after I had Windows 7 installed (dual boot with grub). All went well, but when I am about to login on Ubuntu it gives a short flashing error. Which is unreadable because it flashes.

I'm sure it isn't a wrong password because i can login with Ctrl+alt+f1.

Does anyone have the same problem or knows a fix for it?

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Opened file: more /home/teun/.xsesssion-errors

Could not parse arguments: Kan display niet opnemen.

(Polkit-gnome-authentication-agent:1371): GTK warning cannot open display:0
(Polkit-gnome-authentication-agent:1370): GTK warning cannot open display:0
(nm-applet:1379): GTK warning cannot open display:0

Also:

 gnome-session : fatal io error 11 on x server :0
 gnome-settings-daemon: Fatal io error 104 on  x server :0
 process:1368: Glib-Gobject-Critical ** G_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECY (object)' Failed.
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Errors regarding logging into the desktop are logged in the file .xsession-errors in your home directory. Have a look in there after you login with control-alt-f1 (with more /home/{your_loginname}/.xsession-errors) –  Rinzwind Aug 14 '11 at 12:21
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Add it to your question ;) and did you try to start gnome as root perhaps? –  Rinzwind Aug 14 '11 at 12:37
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@Teun sudo startx&&sudo gnome-session –  Minato Namikaze Aug 14 '11 at 12:50
    
Join us here Teun: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/201/ask-ubuntu-general-room –  Rinzwind Aug 14 '11 at 12:53
    
you can now, so join the chat! :) –  Alvar Aug 14 '11 at 13:06
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have you installed any gtk dev packages recently? this looks like a deprecated version error, or it's a problem with emerald. Try changing your theme. If that doesn't work, try reinstalling glib, something like this: sudo aptitude install glib should list the availible packages for install, or wget http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/glib/2.30/glib-2.30.1.tar.bz2 then build from source or use aptitude. If it still doesn't work after that than post the full /.xsession-errors file

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