How it happened
My computer was becoming very unresponsive and I could not close any applications to free memory so I held the power button until the computer turned off. When I turned it on everything was ok except everytime I write my password the screen turns black some numbers such as #ff7e00 appear and the login screen pops up again. The computer was in some sort of login loop.
Lesson learned - never use the power button to power off.
What I've tried so far
I have deleted
/.Xauthorityto no avail
I have tried to login as guest but also guest faces the same infinite login loop
I have created a new account but I am unable to log into it as it also faces the same loop
I have reinstalled LightDM but it wont login
I have installed and switched to GDM but it also wont login
I have installed and switched to XFCE from the default Ubuntu but it also wont login
I have changed ownership (
What I have not done
Download and install Gnome (isn't this doing the same as installing XFCE)
Download and reinstall Ubuntu
Can someone please help me login to my account and/or explain what happened to cause this.
Thanks in advance.