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I am running Kubuntu 13.10. Out of the blue, I am now unable to log in. I rebooted, (only changed the desktop background, didn't update any packages or anything) and was taken to the login splash screen as usual because I have automatic login enabled. However, the loading bar I set as the splash is stuck on this: (sorry, all I've got is this iPod.)

I tried restarting lightdm, and rebooting too, but those did nothing... It wouldn't be the graphics drivers, since I didn't mess around with them... How would I remedy this and get to a desktop?

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I solved it by purging the kwin-effect-snow package which I had installed.

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