ubuntu reboots immediately after entering password at logon following xserver related update (29 Jan).

Bug #187161 reported by DaisyDuck on 2008-01-29
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Bug Description

Ubuntu 7.10
received an update notification (29th Jan) on start up
update comprised 2 files
1 file was related to xserver or xserver core
after update and reboot
cannot get past login as PC reboots
cannot give more precise details, as requested, as I cannot now use the PC

DaisyDuck (carol-hazell) wrote :

Managed to sort this out by;
booting to command line via recovery mode via GRUB menu
renaming xorg.conf file
reinstalled Nvidia driver (this auto created a new xorg.conf file)
Added configuration lines from old xorg.conf to new xorg.conf file
PC now starts up OK and allows me to login without rebooting.

I thought that I should publish my fix in the hope that it may shed some light on what the last xserver update did to break my PC

Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

thanks for reporting! but since this bug has been reported during alpha
and not been touched since i dare to ask if it still is a problem. if it
still is, please file it against a specific package so the relevant
people will have a look at it...

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!.

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