Is there any reason the login window would stop working and start looping? I'm running 18.04. I normally RDP into the ubuntu box, but that isn't working now. Using a keyboard and mouse, I see my username on the monitor. I type in my password. Then the screen goes blank for a few seconds... and I'm back to the login screen where my username is. I'm not getting through to my desktop!
I haven't messed with the machine except for the following, but, I'm not sure why any of these would impact the loginscreen.
- install pihole in a docker container,
- turn off systemd-resolved (to get port 53 working) per https://www.reddit.com/r/pihole/comments/8zamlk/trying_to_install_pihole_on_ubuntu_and_having/e2hd7qp/ and How to disable systemd-resolved in Ubuntu?, and
- installed gufw to graphically manage the firewall/open port 80 for pihole.
But none of these messed with the login manager. Does anyone have any idea what could be up? Interestingly, nearly all of my docker containers (portainer, heimdall, tatulli, sonarr, radarr, pihole) work, with the exception of anything using ssl (plex and cockpit). I'm guessing somehow the firewall blocked port 443, but I'm not sure why that would stop me from logging into the box using a keyboard and mouse...
Any help/insight is greatly appreciated!
EDIT1: I tried creating another user via
sudo useradd -d /home/testuser testuser sudo passwd testuser
but the login manager still throws me for a loop
EDIT2: I've disabled the firewall via
sudo ufw disable
and I reversed the system-resolved.service work, but still no luck :(