I have only one user account on Lubuntu 13.10 and the automatic access was enabled. I decided to change this option; I wanted to see the login screen on startup where I can choose the user and run the session only typing my password.

I went to Menu > Preferences > Default applications for LXSession > Settings and ticked the Upstart Session option. After reboot I can see the login screen, I can choose between my account and the guest one, I select my account, I type the password, it takes it, it seems for one second to load the session, the panel... but it takes me immediately back to the login screen!

I can't get in my account any more! I guess I have to modify (with a live session) some files in the /usr/share/upstart/session folder, but I don't know how. Or maybe I can log in to my account in another way, then change the Upstart Session option!

What should I do?

  • Where do you see "Upstart Session"? – user25656 Feb 3 '14 at 11:45
  • This works in lubuntu 14.04 also, just needed to do the same. – user285706 May 27 '14 at 8:27
  • @karel I don’t think this is a duplicate. OP posted a meaningful solution which is different from the general advice on the linked page. Moreover, the asker here knows what caused the problem. – Melebius May 21 '18 at 7:08

Fixed it!

I changed the line upstart_user_session= from true to false in the desktop.conf file. It is located in /home/username/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu.

  • If you have solved your problem, please accept the answer (✓). Self answers and accepting them are OK here! – Melebius May 21 '18 at 7:09

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