After installing Xfce4 cannot login at Desktop login screen

Asked by Edmond Condillac on 2013-04-03

I have Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot with Windows 7 32-bit operating system. After installing xfce4 desktop environment the login screen only accepts Guest login. My uual username login is not accepted and the system reverts to the login screen. Kindly advise and help, please.
Thank you.

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Solved by:
actionparsnip
Solved:
2013-04-04
Last query:
2013-04-04
Last reply:
2013-04-03

Press CTRL + ALT + F1 and login there. Then run :

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME
sudo reboot

Then retry

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #3

This code from Google also helped:

cd /home/user
mv .Xauthority .XauthorityBak
reboot

Lets see why this happened....do you use commands like:

sudo gedit
and
sudo nautilus

?

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #5

Yes, I use them when advised to for some other problems