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I was having an error all day. And i emptied the xorg.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. The display now eventually shows the login GUI. (i was expecting that all day)

The problem now is that when I go to login and press enter (in order to log me in) the x server or lightdm restart (my screen goes black shows nvidia for 1 sec and comes again to login GUI).

What i am doing wrong?

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I deleted ~/.Xauthority and then I reinstalled xorg. problem solved!

  • Also, if its not working either, try to delete /etc/X11/xorg.conf. (just remember to backup) – Giorgos Fandomas Sep 30 '14 at 13:03
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I found this info on login loop "Ubuntu 13.10 login loop" : (IN TERMINAL (ctrl-alt-f1)) : sudo mv .Xauthority .Xauthority.backup (THEN) sudo reboot

This stopped the login loop.

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