I am running Ubuntu 14.04 inside VMware workstation 11.1. I testing changing the color depth and now I am hitting a login/logout loop. When the login screen comes up I select my account, type in the password and it immediately refreshes the login page.
I was following the instructions Here. I was running these commands as root. Specifically, I did exactly what the answer provided:
Xorg :1 -configure startx -- :1 -depth 8
I managed to get to a shell prompt as root using recovery mode and ran the command again this time setting it to 24 thinking it was just not able to run 8 bit. However after changing it to 24 it still has the same behavior. So back to the root shell again I go. I tried dpkg --configure xorg and xserver-xorg but both return fatal errors. I then removed the xorg.conf file that xorg -configure creates. No luck. I went into my user home directory and I notice an .xsession-errors file. I open it up an see this:
At this point I am out of ideas to restore the behavior so I can log into accounts. Also, in VMware I notice an error with Unity that says it can't enter unity mode because the guest OS resolution can't be changed. Pretty sure this is the result of what I did. Any suggestions?