It asks for login profile name and then password. Is it some kind of problem or it looks that way?

picture of login screen


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Check your installation log under /var/log/apt/history.log. You will probably find that you (perhaps by accident) installed a package called "xdm". Simply removing the xdm package using this command

sudo apt remove xdm

should switch back to which ever login manager you were using before. As an alternative to uninstalling xdm you could use the following command

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm3

to make ubuntu use the default login manager again.

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