A little background info, i had issues playing 10bit video on my laptop. Playback was choppy and full of grey pixelation on vlc. so i decided to install intel graphic drivers.
After installing their update tool(v 2.2), i had issues the dependency libmesa not being satisfied(i had a lower version) so i ran
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
then i was able to update to intel graphics drivers successfully. But once i restarted my system. Ubuntu would log me out 10~15 seconds after logging in.
$cat .xsessiion-errors openConnection: connect: No such file or directory cannot connect to britty at :0 upstart: gnome session (UNITY) main process (3043) terminated with status ---more lines about processes killed by a TERM signal----
$cat /etc/log/Xorg.* | grep "(EE)"
(NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. problem parsing the config file error parsing the config file no screens found(EE) server terminated with error (1). closing log file dbus-core: error connecting to system bus: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.FIleNotFound (Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory(x20) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering FBDEV(0): FBIOPUTCMAP: Invalid Argument(x100)
here are the libs the graphics driver installed https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/2016q2-intel-graphics-stack-release
I've been at this since yesterday and i've tried everything i've seen on previous questions and ubuntuforums from chown-ing .Xauthority, purging and re-installing xorg and x-server, even writing the default contents of
All to no avail, please this is my dev laptop. How do fix this problem. I'll happilly provide any other info you need. This is my last hope - i have a lot of important files on this laptop and i spent a lot of time customizing and installing and configuring my dev environment. I'd really prefer not to have to re-install ubuntu.