I just installed 17.10 on a laptop running 15.10. It's an ASUS Zenbook with core-i7 and GeForce GT 650 M. After clean install I removed some stuff using apt-get (evolution, games, ...) and ran gnome-tweak-tool.

Now when I boot, I don't reach the login screen. Instead nothing changes on the display after the log message

  /dev/sda4/ clean, ... files, ... blocks
  • your old /home is probably missing the settings needed for wayland and gnome desktop. reinstall them.
    – ravery
    Jan 8, 2018 at 19:37
  • reinstalling packages, confirms that config files was the issue. PS you did what I suggested and reinstalled gnome (ubuntu desktop)
    – ravery
    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:39
  • all desktop config files are in home, and not a violation of user space. where a file is located has nothing to d with whether it is run in user space or kernel space. PS -- root runs in user space.
    – ravery
    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:55
  • This answer disagrees: askubuntu.com/questions/993758
    – tkruse
    Jan 9, 2018 at 3:29

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Reinstalling default packages via

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

Gave me back the login screen, though in the end not sure which was the relevant package.

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