Xfce session will not login from login prompt. Why?

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Published on 2012-06-20T01:39:45Z Indexed on 2012/06/20 3:23 UTC
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Well, not sure how I did it, but for some reason I am unable to get past the login screen on Xfce. What's odd is that I had set the machine up (from install) to login automatically. Then when I finish rebooting after installing

sudo apt-get install openssh-server


sudo apt-get install vnc4server

all the sudden I am getting prompted for my password. I proceed to type my password (successfully might I add) to login, the screen goes black for a second, then brings me right back to the same password prompt. I am able ssh in(now), but I get no love from workstation login. Maybe vnc4server is the culprit?

What did I do? And can I fix it?


The guest account, however will let me login no problem. What gives? I have a sneaking feeling that this could be permission issue.

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