Unable to start Ubuntu 17.10 on Xorg; Only possible to start Wayland

Asked by Olle Kjellqvist on 2018-03-07

Hello, I have an issue I'd like some help with.

I can't log onto Xorg version of the desktop; when I select Ubuntu on X.org, enter password and try to log in I get redirected back to the log in screen.

I've tried to go into "/etc/gdm3/custom.conf" and uncomment the line

#WaylandEnable=false

but then the login screen doesn't even load.

Out of LightDM, SDDM and GDM3, only GDM3 is working.

Thanks for reading! If you have any ideas I'd love to hear them

/ O

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2018-03-07
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2018-03-10

Is your user the owner of all of its home. You can check this by pressing CTRL + ALT + F1 on the login screen and log in to CLI as your user. You can then run:

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME

(you don't have to change the command. It uses BASH variables)

You will get a warning or two but let it finish then run:

sudo reboot

Is it better?

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