# Stuck on Stopping System V runlevel compatibility

I tried doing Ctrl+Alt+F1 but I cannot login since every time I type at the password field no characters are being input or I just got the wrong username password.

How do I solve this?

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I got this message while installing Ubuntu Server x32 in Oracle VM VirtualBox. –  FuzzyToothpaste Jun 7 '14 at 1:40

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME  Ctrl+Alt+F7 Enter your password and login. Worked for me. - Use this command works just fine IMHO I had similar problem now its fixed. sudo chown username:username /home/username/.Xauthority  Just put your username in place of username in the command. - I got the problem after I removed GDM. (Running 12.04 with Openbox.) I solved it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2 to another console and reinstall it. Should it realy be $SUDO_USER or am I supposed to replace it with my username for example? Well, it didn't work anyway. On the other hand, I didn't try very hard.
You need to verify that your /home/$USER/.Xauthority file is not owned by root. You can simply check that with ls -ld .Xauthority (assuming you are in the home directory) and revert it back with sudo chown$SUDO_USER .Xauthority