19.04 ubuntu login suddenly stopped working today after small upgrade. I can login fine with Wayland (whatever that is) but doesn't solve my problem as I need X to run vmware player.
running sudo startx gives
xauth: file /home/tim/.Xauthority does not exist X.Org X Server 1.20.4 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 4.4.0-143-generic x86_64 Ubuntu Current Operating System: Linux tim-XPS-15-9570 5.0.0-21-generic #22-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 2 13:27:33 UTC 2019 x86_64
Kernel command line:
BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.0.0-21-generic root=UUID=91c0547f-e260-419d-b23c-fdbb6995cf59 ro quiet splash pcie_port_pm=off acpi_backlight=none acpi_osi=Linux "acpi_osi=Windows 2009" nouveau.noaccel=1 rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0 vt.handoff=1
no .xerrors nothing in syslog that looks like a crash I'm running on a notebook and same result with or without plugged in external monitors. I tried installing gnome stuff and can log in as gnome but not gnome on Xorg
running dell xps 15, single-boot Any more suggestions or should I just give up and try re-installing?