I installed MySql server and workbench on Ubuntu 14.04.

After some time the system hanged and after restarting it, the administrator account is not loading.

When I enter the correct password the screen goes back the login page.

The guest login doesn't have any such problems though.

Can somebody please help?


some times your desktop may not load due to problem with lightdm.

press CTRL + ALT + F4 then login using your username and password

sudo apt-get purge lightdm
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lightdm
dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

Now type sudo shutdown -r now to restart.

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  • I tried that..but lightdm is not getting installed.Error is: Unable to fetch some archives.Run sudo apt-get update or try with --fix-missing – Vin Dec 5 '14 at 9:20
  • comment the error please – Edward Torvalds Dec 5 '14 at 9:21

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