Ever since the most recent stable update (2020-10-01) I’ve been having a login loop problem on my gnome install. When I put my password in on the GDM screen the screen goes black for a moment and then returns to the login screen. Some things I’ve discovered:
- I can TTY around it and login there and then start gnone just fine with startx (though it crashes if I let the laptop go to sleep).
- I can create a new user, the login for which works fine (but I don’t want to port over all my settings, etc.).
- I can login just fine if I switch to Wayland (though I don’t like using Wayland for various reasons).
So, it seems to be something to do with xorg and it must involve some user files somehow. I’ve found a bunch of stuff on gnome login loops, but nothing that’s solved it. I’ve tried reinstalling GDM to no effect. Any help?