Ubuntu – Only able to login to Failsafe GNOME

10.04installationwindowswubi

Installed Ubuntu using WUBI, when I reboot, I'm able to login as "Failsafe GNOME" and xterm, but NOT as just GNOME. What is the likely source of the issue? Hardware, bad install, etc.?

  • Version: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS (Lucid Lynx)
  • WUBI (on Windows XP Pro SP3, basically all updates)
  • HARDWARE: PowerSpec 6245, Processor: AMD Athlon™ XP processor 2800+

When I login as GNOME, it takes the username/password, then screen goes black for 1-second, then flashes back to the login. At first I thought I forgot the admin password, but figured out I was able to login as xterm, then as Failsafe GNOME.

Any suggests? Thanks!

UPDATE (1):

From Failsafe, I'm able to change the default screen size/Hz (which is correct for the monitor) to 800×600, and then login as GNOME. If I change it back to the default via GNOME, I'm not able to login.

UPDATE (2):

Posted a follow up question focus on possible WUBI resource conflicts here. And info on a strange issue related to how changing the screen background results in the same pattern of the login failing.

UPDATE (3):

Given up on Ubuntu, don't have time for this, would delete the question, but there's too many answers. So, I'll just leave it unanswered.

Best Answer

  • Try renaming ~/.gnome2/session to something else