I recently upgraded from Debian Jessie to Stretch and had a hard time getting X to start due to graphics conflicts. I sorted those out through a series of purge and reinstall commands and was excited to see the familiar login screen. Unfortunately for me, after I enter my password, the screen briefly blinks and I'm still at the login screen.
I can get into the system without problem on one of the other TTY, but I can't seem to get the desktop to come up.
Other things of note:
- I have checked the
.Xauthoritypermissions/ownership and they are fine (as are the rest of the files in my home.)
- It doesn't seem to matter which desktop I choose (I have Fluxbox, Gnome, and X11 options) it always comes right back.
- The logs seem pretty clear, nothing stands out as suspect to me
The Xorg.0.log has the following EE lines:
(EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
(EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section
(EE) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering
Home has 100G of free space, root has 2.4G
.xsession-errors is empty
Adding a new user also loops. Trying to delete that user after looping the login says the user is in use by
I got fed up with trying to fix it and since I had already tested a clean install as working and have a separate
/home I just reinstalled and will have to install all my packages again which is annoying but I got it up now. Bounty goes to the one I thought was most helpful, thanks.