login to account reverts to login screen, guest login ok

Posted by Emil Hansen on Ask Ubuntu See other posts from Ask Ubuntu or by Emil Hansen
Published on 2012-01-09T00:46:41Z Indexed on 2013/10/31 10:21 UTC
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When I get to the login screen, I put my password, and I only get a black screen for 2 seconds, then we're back at the login screen. When I log in to the guest account everything works perfectly.

What I've tried; I deleted .Xauthority as per instructions from elsewhere. No luck I removed 2 lines I put in .profile. No change Installed Gnome, but Unity, Unity 2D, various vers of gnome, same thing.

according to other q/a's, this could be caused by lack of disk space. I have 80 gigs free, so I would assume it's not that

if I Ctrl+Alt+F2 at login, I can login in to my account in the "terminal" with no problem. I would really appreciate any help to restore my account, and thank you very much beforehand

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