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    I can't log in after upgrading ubuntu to 12.10

    Hi...after i'm upgaring ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 i become unable to log in with my account but with guest account i can , i'm sure my password i have entered is correct ,
    Also i can log in with my account but via recover mode. ?

    So what is solution for that ?

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    Re: I can't log in after upgrading ubuntu to 12.10

    Please guys help me , i have important files

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    Re: I can't log in after upgrading ubuntu to 12.10

    Try resetting your password.

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

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    Re: I can't log in after upgrading ubuntu to 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post

    I did that but no luck.


    thank you for your interaction ....

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    Re: I can't log in after upgrading ubuntu to 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Raafat1991 View Post
    I did that but no luck.
    What exactly happens when you follow the directions from: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword
    Can you post the output from all of the commands that are given in that tutorial???
    The output from those commands to reset your password and any errors you may get when running those commands may help in diagnosing this problem.

    If all else fails, you could boot from the Ubuntu live CD, mount the partition(s) that contain your files, and then copy them to a usb stick or something to recover them.

    This of course assumes that you did not format the partition(s) that contain your files when you upgraded your Ubuntu install.
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    Re: I can't log in after upgrading ubuntu to 12.10

    Hi ,

    see if .Xauthority is corrupted. Try this
    When you are in login screen , hit CTRL+ALT+F2 to redirect in console mode. Login from there with your username & password (can you? )

    If yes , then give these commands
    Code:
    sudo service lightdm stop 
    rm ~/.Xauthority
    sudo service lightdm start
    Thanks
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    Re: I can't log in after upgrading ubuntu to 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by NikTh View Post
    Hi ,

    see if .Xauthority is corrupted. Try this
    When you are in login screen , hit CTRL+ALT+F2 to redirect in console mode. Login from there with your username & password (can you? )

    If yes , then give these commands
    Code:
    sudo service lightdm stop 
    rm ~/.Xauthority
    sudo service lightdm start
    Thanks
    Also no luck , i have entered and i issue those commands....thank you for your interaction .

    Please read the next post.
    Last edited by Raafat1991; November 18th, 2012 at 07:15 PM.

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    Re: I can't log in after upgrading ubuntu to 12.10

    Hi

    What happens with me exactly the following :

    when i'm in login screen i choose my account and i enter my password the result:

    the screen switch to entirely black screen and after may 3 or 2 seconds i back to the first screen (login screen) , when i duplicate my step the same result , but with guest account i can log in with no problem.

    i tried to enter incorrect password ubuntu tells me your passwords is invalid , but when i enter my correct password the result as i told you in above.

    So what is solution for that ?


    thank you
    Last edited by Raafat1991; November 18th, 2012 at 07:30 PM.

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    Re: I can't log in after upgrading ubuntu to 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by tommcd View Post
    What exactly happens when you follow the directions from: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword
    Can you post the output from all of the commands that are given in that tutorial???
    The output from those commands to reset your password and any errors you may get when running those commands may help in diagnosing this problem.

    If all else fails, you could boot from the Ubuntu live CD, mount the partition(s) that contain your files, and then copy them to a usb stick or something to recover them.

    This of course assumes that you did not format the partition(s) that contain your files when you upgraded your Ubuntu install.
    I will do what you told me if(as you said) all else fails , but i focus on solving this problem .

    thank you very much.

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    Re: I can't log in after upgrading ubuntu to 12.10

    Ηi ,
    are you able to provide some logs here ? For debugging proposes.

    Give the results of bellow commands
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    cat .xsession-errors
    sudo cat /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log
    sudo cat /var/log/lightdm/x-0-greeter.log
    Click on "New Reply" and put the results inside [CODE] tags to be easier to read. See here how
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