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I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed as dual boot on a MacMini PPC 1.25 GHz.

I ran upgrade/update, but after reboot I am stuck in a login loop with user and guest. The terminal login is successful.

The command:

sudo chown -R user:user /home/user  

returns no such files found.

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marked as duplicate by karel, Eric Carvalho, Pilot6, David Foerster, Paranoid Panda Oct 18 '15 at 11:50

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what is the output of ls /home – Maythux Mar 4 '14 at 4:49
    
username lost+found – user254521 Mar 4 '14 at 5:13
    
Ur login user is user or username? – Maythux Mar 4 '14 at 5:14
    
login user:user – user254521 Mar 4 '14 at 5:19
    
Do you have a user called username? – Maythux Mar 4 '14 at 5:21

First attempt to the problem is :

sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

it might resolve your problem ..

Sure shot solution that works is

 sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm lightdm-gtk-greeter

Reply if that helps

Cheers

Edit: Also reply if this doesn't help instead of down-voting.

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