[clue] mint12 stuck at login screen
beandaemon at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 08:47:08 MST 2011
I thought of that, but I wasn't sure how to kill the x-session without
it restarting. I went ahead and tried the repair install. I'll be
surprised if it keeps my files, but I have them backed up externally.
On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 8:36 AM, Grant Johnson <grant at amadensor.com> wrote:
> Here is a diagnostic idea: shut down your gui login, login from the console
> and run startx. You may see a useful message.
> Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
> Mike Bean <beandaemon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Little bit lost in the woods, any guidance is appreciated. I'm running
>> Mint12, I had thought everything was OK, just used the computer last
>> night, but when I try to login in just jumps me back to the login
>> screen. I can get to a tty/bash prompt, so I've been fishing around in
>> my syslog/dmesg, etc... Looking for something that looks like an
>> error. I can login at Bash, so I know I'm not giving it a bad
>> credential. There's an x log in /var/log, but I don't see any aborts
>> in there either. I'm fairly decentralized, I can reload if I have to,
>> and what research I've done suggests I may end up doing a repair
>> install or a reinstall. If I need to go down that road I will, but I'd
>> really rather come to some understanding of what I did wrong, so I
>> don't do it again.
>> The only thing I can think of that I did yesterday that was even
>> system-related was I looking at disabling sleep, so I removed
>> pm-utils, changed my mind and reinstalled it. (pm-utils). That would
>> be the only system change I can think of.
>> advice is appreciated.
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