I have installed Ubuntu 64 bit on a 2009 Mac Book Pro running Snow Leopard using VMWare Fusion 3. When I start the vm and reach the login screen I enter my user name and password and the progress bar moves for a bit then the machine goes back to the login prompt. If I try selecting Failsafe GNOME from the list I can get it - although at the low display resolution. If I then run vmware-user the screen adjusts itself correctly to the right resolution. I do have the VMWare Tools installed and I have restarted the machine a number of times. For some reason I am having trouble finding the xorg.conf file on the machine also. It does not seem to be at the usual location and does not show up in a locate. I would like to just be able to login to GNOME proper. Does anyone have an idea about what is going on? Also, I should mention that I run Snow Leopard in 64 bit mode.
I faced to the same problem, then I login into xterm session, and then
And logout, then it's ok to login to gnome again