Note: I'm asking separately as I couldn't find anything specific to 18.04.

I am unable to login into my account. The screen goes to black after entering the password for user and returns to the login screen. The best I can tell, the issue is caused because .gvfs and .dbus file in the /user/home/ directory are owned by root. How do I get out of this mess?

Image of syslog after failed login(Ubuntu) syslog after failed login(Ubuntu) Image of syslog after failed login(Ubuntu Wayland) syslog after failed login(Ubuntu Wayland)

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    What leads you to the conclusion that those files are the culprit? – user535733 Jul 8 '18 at 20:03
  • Because those are the two files are owned by root in my user home directory. As I understand, all files in the user home must be owned by the user and not root, yeah? – Harsh Joshi Jul 9 '18 at 3:03
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    No, those files are properly owned by root. While they might be related to your crash, it's unlikely. Note the exact time of a failed login, then review /var/log/syslog for that time. Edit your question to add anything suspicious you find there. – user535733 Jul 9 '18 at 4:39
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    I'm really no expert, but the thing that caught my eye was the following: /usr/lib/gdm3/gdm-wayland-session[1327]: Unable to run session – Harsh Joshi Jul 10 '18 at 7:17
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    Please edit your question to show us the full, complete 5 lines before and after that message! Attaching a photo is fine (since you can't get to GUI) as long as the log entries are readable. – user535733 Jul 10 '18 at 12:46

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