Cannot log in to MATE

Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
johnnykilo
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:03 am

Cannot log in to MATE

Post by johnnykilo » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:13 pm

I get to the log in screen and enter my password, the screen goes black and then goes go back to the login screen. I have tried older kernels, startx from other run levels and creating a new user to make sure it was a file error. Any help is welcome

wh7qq
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 78
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:43 pm

Re: Cannot log in to MATE

Post by wh7qq » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:32 pm

From an earlier post on this forum, have you tried removing the "Installation Media" and rebooting? You may still be on the "live" medium, in which case, no login,

johnnykilo
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:03 am

Re: Cannot log in to MATE

Post by johnnykilo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:24 pm

thanks but am not on a live CD. It is installed on my hardr drive along side Windows 10.

User avatar
trytip
Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2054
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:20 pm

Re: Cannot log in to MATE

Post by trytip » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:43 pm

delete .Xauthority and .ICEauthority
Image

johnnykilo
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:03 am

Re: Cannot log in to MATE

Post by johnnykilo » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:32 am

trytip wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:43 pm
delete .Xauthority and .ICEauthority
that was it, I tried deleting .Xauthority before but I had to sudo rm

User avatar
trytip
Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2054
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:20 pm

Re: Cannot log in to MATE

Post by trytip » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:25 am

you shouldn't have to sudo, but if it worked then doesn't matter. change title to SOLVED if you don't need more help with this. this works on most desktops if the issue is bad xauthority
Image

Post Reply

Return to “MATE”