can only log into failsafe

Asked by Tryllianx

I use kdm to login to x11. Now when I go to login I can only login to failsafe as when I try Gnome or KDE or any other windows manager it takes me right back to the login screen. When I log into failsafe I can run icewm-session or enlightenment. Is there something I can do to fix this issue?

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Tryllianx (ubuntu-chris) said :

**UPDATE** - after using wajig remove kdm I was able to use gdm to log into Gnome and KDE. I am still getting a permission error on .dmrc.

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Dave Meikle (dmk-uk) said :

Try removing the .dmrc file. GDM will recreate this with appropriate permissions.


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Ubuntu User (anotherubuntuuser) said :


If Dave's comment resolved your issue with the .dmrc file, please consider closing this ticket as answered.

If not, let us know and we'll keep plugging away at it until the issue is resolved.

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