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  1. #1
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    cannot log in my account

    Hallo! I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (installation of 9.04 before 3 years, updated regularly to the current version) on laptop HP Probook 4510s. Have only 1 account "˙ordan" with administrative rights. Since this morning cannot log in - for a second appears black screen with report: Could not write bytes: broken pipe, and again the log-in screen.
    Can you help me to reach my account and to save the information in it.


    PS. Already tried to create another account - successfuly, and copied part of the data, but cannot copy mail archive in /home/yordan/.thunderbird
    Now the report while trying to log in is
    *Starting anac(h)ronistic cron [OK]
    [OK] *Stopping anac(h)ronistic cron [OK]
    *Checking battery state...
    *Stopping System V runlevel compatibility [OK]

  2. #2
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    Re: cannot log in my account

    Have you tried login in from a Virtual Console?
    Type Ctrl + Alt + F1 to go to the first one and type your username and password, and see if you can login thru the CLI.
    To logout type exit.
    To got back to your graphical login, type: Ctrl + Alt + F7
    Live long and prosper.
    And use lotsa Linux, BSD, and Emacs.

  3. #3
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    Re: cannot log in my account

    yes, i can log in by virtual console

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    Re: cannot log in my account

    Are you using EXT4?
    Do you have encryption enabled on your $HOME?
    Live long and prosper.
    And use lotsa Linux, BSD, and Emacs.

  5. #5
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    Re: cannot log in my account

    Yes , filesystem is ext4, but as far as I can remember, I've never enabled encription on HOME

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    Re: cannot log in my account

    I looked to another linux forums and received some suggestions that my system disk is full. OK deleted some data and now the disk is 75% full, with 10 GB free space, but the problem persists. Another problem, that I just saw is that I cannot Close(Switch off) the computer. Every trial of closing results in going to login screen. So I can switch off the computer only by the button.
    I have 1 40GB ext4 partition, and 4 NTFS partitions. (52, 107, 108, 191 GB). Have no separate /home partition, and used Ubuntu by one single account with administrative rights. Now I created new account, with which I can log on but cannot copy all the folders of the previous account (only part of them). On virtual console I can enter with both accounts

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