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#1 2019-10-12 12:14:27

Davy
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[Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

Hi all.

I've gotten myself into a spot of trouble. I recently used the live cd to shrink an old unused partition down and expand my home partition right to fill the space. When I reboot into my system, I get the login screen, I login and then it gives me a little window popup thing which says

Xsession: warning: unable to write to /tmp; X session may exit with an error

I click "Okay" on the dialogue and then I get a black screen for a moment and then I'm back on the login screen.
I hop into another tty and check that /tmp is still there and unaffected and it seems fine. All those root folders are on a seperate drive, so I can't imagine why they'd be affected by the partitioning.

Any ideas how I should fix this? Has the xsession somehow lost permissions or something? The partition shifting seems to have gone well. I have all my important stuff backed up, but a brief scan through the filesystem and everything seems in order.

Thanks for reading this, in any case. I look forward to hearing back from you.

All the best,

Davy

Last edited by Davy (2019-10-12 21:25:49)

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#2 2019-10-12 19:50:26

beaker
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Re: [Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

Not sure about the error you are seeing but I believe you will need to adjust your fstab to match the now changed UUID for your home partition. Fstab is located in /etc and can be viewed in an editor i.e 'sudo nano /etc/fstab'. You can view your UUIDs with 'sudo blkid'. At the very least it's worth checking that these numbers are correct.

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#3 2019-10-12 20:58:45

Davy
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Re: [Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

I compared the UUID of what should be root in blkid and it was the same as what was said to be root in /etc/fstab

In any case, it's fixed now. I was double checking things in Gparted to see if I could spot anything weird and I noticed that my windows partition had the "boot" flag. I changed it to my root drive on a whim and tried to log in again and it worked.

I have absolutely no idea why it worked. I would have thought that the boot flag was to tell the bios where grub or the "master boot record" or whatever was, but that hadn't been an issue; the computer was booting into the usual grub screen and from there the usual login screen.

I think I've come to the comfortably hopeless and inevitable conclusion that I have no idea what I'm doing and that sometimes things just work out.

Mine not to question why.

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#4 2019-10-12 21:40:50

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Re: [Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

I couldn't count how many time I took something apart that didn't work, found nothing, put it back together and it worked.

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#5 2019-10-13 15:14:22

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Re: [Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

Davy wrote:

I think I've come to the comfortably hopeless and inevitable conclusion that I have no idea what I'm doing and that sometimes things just work out.

Mine not to question why.

I do so love that!!!!


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#6 2019-10-14 06:01:12

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Re: [Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

eight.bit.al wrote:

I couldn't count how many time I took something apart that didn't work, found nothing, put it back together and it worked.

Yep.
Also helps to blow on it.
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PS: eight.bit.al, I am seeing the weirdest thing under your post:
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yikes

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#7 2019-10-14 10:10:05

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Re: [Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

ohnonot wrote:

PS: eight.bit.al, I am seeing the weirdest thing under your post:
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yikes

I wondered if/when anyone would notice.  wink

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#8 2019-10-14 17:49:02

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Re: [Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

huh. Now it says:

Last edited by eight.bit.al (Tomorrow 6:45 am)

How did it change? You jinxed the forum software?

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#9 2019-10-14 19:25:17

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Re: [Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

I think I'll let the mystery linger for a while longer.

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#10 2019-10-15 00:01:48

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Re: [Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

You come from the future   big_smile


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#11 2019-10-15 19:47:57

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Re: [Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

It is very tempting to manually change the value in his profile, and mess with his head as well! devil

But that would be abuse-by-admin  ops


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#12 2019-10-15 20:06:47

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Re: [Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

I've been creative with signatures. Just getting started. smile

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#13 2019-10-15 20:12:56

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Re: [Solved] Xsession error.Trouble logging in after changes to partitions

damo wrote:

It is very tempting to manually change the value in his profile, and mess with his head as well! devil

The first thing I would have checked is my sig setting, and I would have known the jig was up.  smile

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