I can login using the guest account and i can login using the terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F1). Every time i try to login graphically it accepts my password and attempts to log in. Something fails and then the graphical login screen returns.
I have read that executing the following command
sudo rm ~/.Xauthority is supposed to help. Unfortunately, this command just returns 'can't find file'.
I really need to get this fixed...my wife needs to use the computer and get to her files.
Another glitch i noticed is that the shutdown always return the login screen instead of shutting down the computer.