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today I've updated openssl and libssl (automatic update). After reboot I can't login with any user (even with Guest or new one) into X. I've tried with installing gdm, gnome-session-fallback - no luck.

On login screen (no matter if it's lightdm or gdm) I type password, it tries to login, then screen goes black and returns to login screen.

I've found somewhere solution with Xauthority and xsession-errors, but in .xsession-errors I don't have anything but two lines:

Script for cjkv started at run_im. Script for default starter at run_im.

I'm using Linux for about 10 years, but I can't find anything in /var/log that can point me to solution. Reinstalling Ubuntu IS NOT A SOLUTION for me.

Someone can help me?

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Solution from OP:


I've found the solution. Somehow automatic updates installed libssl1 for amd64 AND i386.

I've noticed this after I've tried to ssh to another pc - ssh just quits without any message. I've reinstalled the amd64 version of libssl and now everything works.

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same thing happens with me with 13.04 but i have to re-install it because i am very new to ubuntu. can you please explain how you resolve it in step by step. because i don't how to use ubuntu after you came on black command screen (alt+f2). may be it is helpful for others and me (next time). thanks –  netsmertia Jul 8 '13 at 18:57
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I just had the same symptoms on my 13.04 machine. I was able to log in remotely and run the following:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

This resolved the problem for me - did not even have to reset.

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not need to do remotely - I switch over desktop to terminal with ALT+CTRL+F1 and there I could login and did the update –  laplasz Dec 8 '13 at 20:03
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