Ubuntu 12.04 cannot login, bounces back to login splash
I'm unable to login as a regular user after a reboot. At the lightdm splash screen, I type my password and hit enter. The screen flashes to console, then I'm thrown back to the login splash. I get the same results with kdm. (I have not been able to get gdm running to test it: the gdm splash never appears).
All packages are up-to-date.
Deleting ~/.Xauthority does not help.
Removing auto-updating wallpapers (gtk-sunlight) does not help.
I have 37 GB free in my home directory and 4 GB in /
I am not able to log in to gnome classic either (gnome-
I *am* able to log in as guest. I have a total of two user accounts and am also able to log in as the other user through lightdm, so I suspect there is something going on with the settings for my regular user.
I'm on a Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop.