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Unable to Login after update

Postby Vineet on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:16 am

I was updating login in Mint14, but it failed. Now I can't login, with the message "Your session lasted less than 10 seconds..".

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Re: Unable to Login after update

Postby viking777 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:14 am

This sometimes happens when the file ~/.dmrc has become corrupted. Next time you get to the login window DO NOT login, just hit Ctl/Alt/F1 then login to the command prompt as user - root, password - your sudo password.

Now run the following command:

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rm /home/yourusername/.dmrc


You obviously have to substitute your real username there. The file you have just deleted will be regenerated next login .

Then run

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shutdown -r now


This will reboot. Now try and login by the usual login window.
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Re: Unable to Login after update

Postby Vineet on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:48 am

I did:

rm /home/vineet/.dmrc
shutdown -r now

But no effect
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Re: Unable to Login after update

Postby viking777 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:11 am

Must be something else then, I don't know what though.
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