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I upgraded debian (testing) last night and I'm stuck with this annoying bug, in which every minute or so it sends me back to the login screen.

Based on https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32949111/debian-login-loop, from that screen I switched to the terminal with ctrl-alt-f1 and then typed startx which allows me to keep some active session, but the login screen still pops up and then I have to use ctrl-alt-f1 to switch into the active session. I also took the advice from that ask and used:

sudo find ~/ -user root -exec chown username:username {} \;

(with my own username) on my home directory, but it hasn't worked. Neither has:

chown user.user ./.Xauthority

I've also taken a look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old, however the only errors/warnings in both were

[  3068.878] (EE) /dev/dri/card0: failed to set DRM interface version 1.4: Permission denied
[  3069.290] (EE) /dev/dri/card0: failed to set DRM interface version 1.4: Permission denied
[  3173.113] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[  3173.180] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
[  3173.181] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa

Full logs are here:
/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old
/var/log/Xorg.0.log

My question is, how do I stop this behavior from occurring?

closed as off-topic by Jeff Schaller, Satō Katsura, Rui F Ribeiro, DarkHeart, countermode May 8 '17 at 6:55

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Well, I found the issue. I was still running SLiM and it was all kinds of incompatible with the updated OS. Installed lightdm, set it to my default and the problem seemed to stop.

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