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    12.04.2 Stuck in Login Loop

    I'm in a bit of a predicament
    I can't login through my normal account (the screen goes black and goes back to the login prompt), and when I try to open the terminal with CTRL+ALT+F1, I get a black screen and a purple bar across the top
    I've got no Idea how to fix this
    Last edited by LifeWithoutWindows; March 18th, 2013 at 08:00 AM.

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    Re: 12.04.2 Stuck in Login Loop

    bump

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    Re: 12.04.2 Stuck in Login Loop

    It would help to answer your question if you were more specific about why (or how) you can't login through your normal account

    If it's a password issue, you can fix it from the recovery console using the instructions here --> http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

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    Re: 12.04.2 Stuck in Login Loop

    I'll fix that
    When I try to log in, the screen goes black and goes back to the login prompt

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    Re: 12.04.2 Stuck in Login Loop

    There is a file in your home directory called .XAuthority. Make sure it is owned by your user account or writable by all users.

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    Re: 12.04.2 Stuck in Login Loop

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    There is a file in your home directory called .XAuthority. Make sure it is owned by your user account or writable by all users.
    I can't open the terminal with CTRL+ALT+F1 though (shows a blank black screen)
    How would I access it in this case?

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    Re: 12.04.2 Stuck in Login Loop

    I can't seem to find .xauthority
    I'm looking in my partition's home directory via a live CD and I can't find it

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    Re: 12.04.2 Stuck in Login Loop

    I remember once that I had a program installed that would not work properly. The error had to do with .xauthority. I couldn't find it either, so I created an empty file and named it .xauthority (or .XAuthority, I can't remember). The problem disappeared after I created that file.
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    Re: 12.04.2 Stuck in Login Loop

    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchyGaijin View Post
    I remember once that I had a program installed that would not work properly. The error had to do with .xauthority. I couldn't find it either, so I created an empty file and named it .xauthority (or .XAuthority, I can't remember). The problem disappeared after I created that file.
    well, now I can access the TTY Terminal, but there's no login prompt
    I'm thinking it'd be easier just to reinstall

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    Re: 12.04.2 Stuck in Login Loop

    If you can boot into 'recovery mode' then you should be able to do everything from there - you will need to remount the filesystem with read-write permissions, but it will be much quicker than reinstalling. That's assuming the .Xauthority file is the problem of course (fwiw it does match your symptoms).

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