As of today, I cannot login into my account. I start the computer, get to the login screen, login and then this following error appears:
Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds, if you...
~/.xsession-errors file has this output:
initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused /etc/mdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup... /etc/mdm/Xsession: 21: /home/lenduya/.profile: source: not found localuser:lenduya being added to access control list
lenduya being my username.
dualboot with Windows 10.
What I've tried:
repair broken packages: chose advanced Ubuntu at the booting screen, selected repair broken packages
sudo apt-get install cinnamon: 0 new packages installed, cinnamon already at the latest version
sudo apt-get update: 0 new packages installed
What I did prior:
no major updates today AFAIK (two packages were updated)
computer worked normally, just VLC wouldn't start. I probed around a little bit, there was one suggestion that I should check whether
Pulse Audiois one of the softwares that starts up automatically. So I went on to look and
Pulse Audiowasn't among things that Startup starts with. Clicked on
Add softwarebut didn't find
Pulse Audioin the list so I closed it.
I try to restart the computer, maybe that would fix the VLC issue.
this error occurs.
Any suggestions on how to fix this issue? I'd prefer if I did not have to reinstall it.