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I tried to follow the steps on Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, but whenever I do, I don't know how to log in when it prompts me. How do I log on? I run 14.04 Trusty.

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  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 or Ctrl+Alt+F2 or Ctrl+Alt+F3 ...
  2. Write your username (lowercase, the name of the user folder in /home) and hit Enter
  3. Write your password (nothing will appear) and hit Enter
  4. If your password and username are correct, you are now logged in.
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    Note that only CTRL + ALT + F[1-6] will open a text terminal on Ubuntu (See /etc/default/console-setup and the line ACTIVE_CONSOLES="/dev/tty[1-6]") May 16, 2014 at 19:04

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