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I am having issues with Ubuntu. I tried to upgrade to 13.04. I get stuck in a login loop, but I am able to login using Ctrl+ Alt+F3. After that, I have to use a short-cut to open the terminal and enter a couple of commands that I found on this site to make the sidebar appear.

It is very cumbersome to have to do this every time I start up Ubuntu. Is there a way to permanently fix these problems?? It's driving me crazy.

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Try it once hope it would help you

1st Method

Try to reconfigure lightdm (if it doesn't solve your issue then go for 2nd Method)

  • Open terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and execute following command:

    sudo dpkg-reconfigre lightdm
    
  • Then chose lightdm from the list. As shown below:

lighdm

  • Restart your system:

    sudo reboot now
    

It may fix your issue. If doesn't fix then follow 2nd Method.

2nd Method

Installing a new display manager can fix your problem. Steps to install GDM(a display manager much like lightdm):

  • Open terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and execute following commands:

    sudo apt-get install gdm
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
    

    then chose gdm from the list:

gdm

    sudo reboot
  • If it's still not fixed, try removing lightdm after installing gdm:

    sudo apt-get remove --purge lightdm
    sudo reboot
    

Hope these methods solve your issue. Reply for further assistance.

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