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I am experiencing a problem trying to login with lightdm: lightdm hangs after I insert password with message "loggin in". I've tried to restart it but the only workaround I've found is to reboot several times or as a temporary fix use gdm.


Edit: there's some talking about this in https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity-greeter/+bug/986967 and it seems that, if login sound is disabled, fix is being released on precise-proposed updates

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Since you can see lightdm I think this is more a lightdm and no plymouth problem.

A bunch of people have similar problems like you. Maybe one of these links can help you:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/lightdm/+bug/986967 (Launchpad Bug which sounds like your (and mine) problem)

similar questions here on askubuntu:

Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs On Login

Stuck at login screen (with a detailed answer on how to switch to gdm as workaround)

12.04: LightDM freezes while "Logging in..." - maybe due to deactivated login sound

edit: There is a bugfix on it's way which is already available in the precise-proposed repository. You can read here how to use it.

edit: People in Launchpad report that the bugfix is working, and that the problem may be caused by deactivating the login sound with Ubuntu Tweak. Maybe reactivating the login sound might fix this problem too until a official update is available

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I saw.. Someone says it's a mix of issues (in my case every time it happens plymouth has failed to do mountall). By the way next time I'll try gdm. –  unsel May 3 '12 at 19:00
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Really, I didn't found the solution with lightdm, but replacing it with GDM helped. Could you try it and share whether it helped or not?

Sorry for my English.

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