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I executed the command "init" from terminal while I am in GUI mode. Unfortunately now I can not login to my account via GUI. It bounces back to login screen when I try to log in via GUI. However I am able to

  • Log in to my account via terminal (Alt + Ctr + Fn)
  • Log in to guest user account via GUI
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This is after a restart right? – terdon Apr 2 '13 at 17:02
Yes this is after restart. No GUI appears after init, so had to restart. – Udara S.S Liyanage Apr 2 '13 at 17:30
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This is the solution that worked for me. I found this from

Press CTRL+ALT+F1 and log in there and run:

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME (this may take time)

Then press CTRL+ALT+F7 and try to log in
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