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I installed the latest updates for 18.04 then restarted to apply the updates. When I tried to login it would just return to the login page again. I tried the instructions from this video

https://youtu.be/OG4deLa_vK8

and from this post

Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop

So when i do ctrl+alt+f3, login, run 'ls -la' then run 'sudo chown username:username .Xauthority' it just says 'chown: cannot access '.Xauthority' : no such file or directory'

I dont know what to do next.

  • when you ran ls -la did you see .Xauthority on the list? If the list was too long and you can't scroll back use ls -la .X* instead. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Aug 13 '18 at 0:40

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