hard restart and now cannot login to ubuntu 12.04

Asked by wayneg on 2012-06-15

I had to hard restart my Ubuntu system and now I'm presented with a login prompt to access my system. When I try to login the system seems to begin the login process then bounces back to the login screen. it does the same thing when I try to login as a guest.

I've tried deleting the .Xauthorit file and renaming my .profile file.

any help would be much appreciated.

thanks,
wayne

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2012-06-15
wayneg (wg-sfnet) said : #1

I thought that I'd mention that I tried creating a new account and have the same problem... that is, I cannot login with the new account via the GUI.

Thanks

I suggest you boot to liveCD/USB and fsck the partition so that you know it is healthy.

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