[SOLVED] Can't login to my Linux mint through the GUI screen

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[SOLVED] Can't login to my Linux mint through the GUI screen

Post by Miknun_1 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:10 am

Hi
I have had to open an another account in order to ask this question.
I am running Linux mint on my Del Inspiron machine.
The last action l took on that machine was to delete the earliest timeshift recorded on the machine. I did this after l found out that my disc space was almost full. I had set Timeshift to record every day, not realising how much space it used.
I now can get the GUI screen to login but it keeps coming back when I login with the correct information. I can open the terminal by using F2 and login there but l don't know what code to use to correct my problem.
Following other answers to similar problems, l have found that l do not have Virtual box running.
I would appreciate any help.
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Re: Can't login to my Linux mint through the GUI screen

Post by thx-1138 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:10 am

...the usual 'fix' is rm ~/.Xauthority && rm ~/.ICEauthority...

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Re: Can't login to my Linux mint through the GUI screen

Post by Miknun_1 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:13 am

Hi
I entered that but got no response!

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Re: Can't login to my Linux mint through the GUI screen

Post by thx-1138 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:38 am

...did you rebooted afterwards?

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Re: Can't login to my Linux mint through the GUI screen

Post by Miknun_1 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:25 pm

I have repeated the operation. This time I gained a response, reporting that ICEauthority could not be removed as it didn't exist. I rebooted but still can't login through the GUI.

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Re: Can't login to my Linux mint through the GUI screen

Post by thx-1138 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:56 pm

Are you sure there is indeed enough free space in there? You could try re-installing & re-configuring lightdm as well.

...there's various things that you could try out, or else,
just back-up your data, and then use one of your Timeshift snapshots to restore things back to what they were.

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(Solved) Re: Can't login to my Linux mint through the GUI screen

Post by Miknun_1 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:34 pm

I have managed to login again, thank goodness.
I have turned off Timeshift until I can get the space and storage correct. That will mean posting another question to get my dvd writer to work.
But thank you for your help.

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