I went over to my Ubuntu machine and noticed a blank screen. I ended up having to, after careful diagnosis, force reboot. Everything loaded up like it should, but when I logged in terminal wouldn't open and STAY open. If I click on it, it just opens for a split second and closes.
After rebooting again and doing everything I could think of, I tried opening text to terminal (ctrl+alt+F1) When trying to login, it flashed quickly again, saying a few things so fast I couldn't read them. I tried logging in again to text to terminal and this time I captured it on my iPhone slo mo cam. It said the usual stuff about last login, documentation and blah blah blah.
However, what is unusual is it says,
Shell access is disabled and then goes back to (Computer Name) login:. So my question is. How do I get terminal back open and stay open without wiping this computer again?
I say again because the last time this exact thing happened, I was in a rush so I just performed a fresh clean install. However this keeps happening, and I can't do that every time. One other thing though: this computer probably was running a terminal process, one that I didn't finish, when it probably lost power. This was the result of the "blank" screen. I hope someone can help with this mess.
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS