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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?

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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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