I use Xubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I was watching a movie, the desktop froze (as usual duh!), I logged out using a terminal, and couldn't log in to my account after that, I'm using a terminal.
I type my password, it seems to log in, then it logs me out again! I saw many questions like mine, they had brilliant answers:
- logging in using tty! great idea, except that even in tty, I get the same error
wrong password thing, there is no way to run anything that requires sudo!
Go to grub and do stuff! Great idea! except that I have hidden grub, it was annoying. Editing it requires sudo. Holding Shift shows
loading grubbut after that, it continues booting to xubuntu, as if I'm not pressing anything
- Using live CD? I don't know about that, didn't try it, anyway I don't have the live CD, I gave it away and deleted the ISO, I have other CDs though, Debian, mint, arch and crunchbang.
I had boot repair disk, I used that to repair grub, then went to ubuntu recovery mode and
mount -rw -o remount / passwd myaccount
I entered my password but I still have the same problem, I have another account
myacount2 I can't login to that either, I can only login to guest
I managed to fix
myaccount2 which is my backup account by reseting the password, but I can't fix the main account, the problem could not be fix by simply resetting the password.
Update 3 I am now able to login to my account through tty, I also created
myaccount3 with sudo privileges, I removed lightm and installed GDM, didn't fix it, reinstalled fglrx, didn't fix it,
startx didn't work.
Update 4 I can confirm that it is xfce error, because I installed e17 and it's working now