I’ve now been running ubuntu for about 3 weeks, but this morning when I tried to log in I got an error message:
User’s home/.dmrc file is being ignored
Luckily I found this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=2427423&postcount=2
by a user called aidanr which told me to input the following commands which seemed to solve the problem .phew!
sudo chown -R [username] /home/[username]
sudo chmod -R 755 /home/[username]
sudo chown [username] $HOME/.dmrc
sudo chmod 644 $HOME/.dmrc