I can't log in to my Ubuntu 16.04 desktop any more. Other accounts show no login problems. I can, however, login to the same account from the terminal (ctrl-alt-f6) or ssh. I can also log in as root to the desktop. I have checked and reset the password, rebooted etc. but to no avail. What can I do? H

Thanks I have 11 GB in my home directory and I am using the right keyboard input language and CapsLk is off but still no login. H

  • Check you have space in $HOME (ie. your user directory). If there is insufficient space for work files required by your GUI, you'll be logged out - however terminal logins (inc. ssh remotely) will still work.
    – guiverc
    Jul 9 '19 at 11:20
  • Check the keyboard input language when typing the password.
    – pLumo
    Jul 9 '19 at 11:21

I did the following: 1) backup the files in my home directory 2) delete my user 3) add same new user 4) restore files to my home directory Why login now works is, however, a mystery

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