[xubuntu-users] need help for logging into xubuntu 13.10

Fred Roller fredroller66 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 05:17:48 UTC 2014

On 03/15/2014 01:11 AM, som wrote:
> hi,
> i am having a little problem with my xubuntu 13.10. until 48 hours 
> back, it was working fine. i did not upgrade/update anything in 
> between; auto-update option is disabled. while using it yesterday, 
> suddenly i felt a sluggish behaviour. so i shut it down. the problem 
> started since then. on the next boot, i encountered a black screen 
> rather than the window system.
> pressed ctrl+alt+F3 and was able to log in from that point onward; but 
> no desktop. tried chown username:username .Xauthority
> after that i was able to see the log in screen. now the biggest 
> problem. when i am entering my username and password, it is refusing 
> to acknowledge it; just looping back to the same page again and again!
> what should i now do? thanks in advance.
> regards
> som
Have you tried clearing your password [assuming you use one] from the 
/etc/shadow file to see if it is an authentication issue?

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