I'm having this issue where I enter my password and all I get is a black screen with the mouse cursor moving around, it's the same closed issue from here.
Purging package configuration doesn't do anything, and lately pressing CTR + ALT + F1 won't bring up the console like it should, so I have to shutdown the system and start again!
My kernel version is: 184.108.40.206 and I have an Intel graphics card.
Could it be related to the /dev/sda1: recovering journal? I've been getting that more often lately (we have electrical issues).
At times the boot logo would delay for several minutes as well, is that related?
Found this link on launch pad that is similar to my issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1559576