Ubuntu: cannot start Ubuntu desktop from console


I am trying to re-enter my ubuntu desktop 12.04 LTS after an upgrade that failed due to the computer going out of power during the upgrade. Since then, when I log in with my password, I get onto the console:


If I type startx I get the line:

'X: user not authorized to run the X server, aborting'  

I tried:

sudo chown username:groupname .Xauthority  

but that got me back to the initial command line.

How can I re-enter my desktop in this configuration? Thanks !


Open terminal and type sudo dpkg-reconfigure x11-common.

Now select Console Users Only

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