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I have a issue with a newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version on a vm .it never allows me to get in the GUI , the GUI pages accepts the account details and goes for a loop and comes back to the same page again.I have tried with all the user accounts available including the root and newly created accounts as well. But it does not allow me to get in. I am able to login to the SSH, telnet using the same credentials. SSH and telnet work fine, but GUI does not allow me to log in

Any suggestions please

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login in console mode using ctrl + alt + f1 then try to remove .Xauthority file then restart lightdm

rm -rf .Xauthority
sudo service lightdm restart 

if problem persists try to see whats in ~/.xsession-errors files

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