When I boot to the login screen, I can put in my credentials but nothing happens after that. I left my laptop over night and it still didn't log in. The only thing I can do is hit ctrl, alt f2 to get a terminal and run startx which required me to install gnome shell (ugh). If I run startlxde, I get an error saying that it can't connect to the display.
Edited: It seems the issue is with lxdm. LightDM allows me to login just fine.