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I see the log-in screen but when I select one and enter the password it fails to log me in. It easily enters into guest account by the way.

I suspected there is some graphical problem and checked Xorg log. There it couldn't access fb0 for permission problems.

I should note the problem started happening when I updated Ubuntu from 14 to 16.

I also looked at kernel log and noticed some problems there. So I started a new thread here which didn't get any response.

So I uninstalled and re-installed lightdm and Xorg and Ubuntu-desktop with no success.

Any idea on how to investigate the matter?

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The problem was that my user has lost ownership of some items in my home folder.

This was fixed with help of Eric^^ in #ubuntu.

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