Unable to pass beyond login screen (sddm) using correct credentials.
After boot to cli, I
systemctl start sddm, it gives me the usual login screen. I click my user, enter password, hit enter and the field freezes. I can still move the cursor, but can no longer interact with any user portraits/fields etc.
- If I leave it for several hours, nothing has changed. I can only get
away from this by
systemctl stop sddm.
- If I try entering the wrong password, it tells me such and I can try again.
- If I try logging in to a different user, this works,
...leading me to believe it could be something about the user's config causing it.
ATTEMPTS TO FIX/DIAGNOSE:
BAK to all
.bash** files under the affected user. This has no affect to the outcome.
Trying to start KDE manually with
startkde results in
DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the X server.
/usr/bin/xauth: timeout in locking authority file ~/.Xauthority
No protocol specified
There is no .Xauthority file present.