I have upgraded my system from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04.But then i can't access my desktop, only mouse pointer is visible no unity bar . Then i restarted the computer and log in as guest. it is worked. What happened to my system ? How can I access my desktop ? PLs Help

  • Can you reboot again and try to access your main account? – don.joey Apr 18 '14 at 8:23
  • I can reboot and login to main account but nothing worked then .only blank desktop with wallpaper and mouse pointer which can move freely.no right button functions .. nothing – user270254 Apr 18 '14 at 9:14
  • Do you have multiple monitors? – don.joey Apr 18 '14 at 9:25
  • Grub > Advanced Options > Revover Mode > Root > mount -a -o remount,rw / > Creat a new Admin account – mini Apr 18 '14 at 9:26
  • I am afraid we are going to have to close this as a bug and tell you to file a bug report. – don.joey Apr 18 '14 at 9:36

After looking for different alternatives, I finally found the solution. Try this, it worked for me: http://www.upubuntu.com/2011/10/how-to-fix-login-issues-on-ubuntu-1110.html

  1. At login screen, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to console mode.

  2. Use your username and password to login.

  3. Enter now these commands:

    ls -Shla | grep “Xauthority”

    sudo mv .Xauthority Xauthority.old

    sudo shutdown -r now

  • It is better to summarize the important points than to just provide a link, as that link may not always be available. – jkt123 Apr 21 '14 at 12:21

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