I just made a Xubuntu 64-bit system using VirtualBox and I can only log in with guest, when I try to login with my account it just stays in the login screen.

I've seen a similar question (Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop) but I can't apply any of the answers as I get into a loop too when I try to log in one the Ctrl+Alt+F1 console.

Obviously I can't use sudo to install the guest additions CD image as I can only do it from guest account.

Any idea?

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So it might seem really weird but here is the solution if you encounter the same problem :

Simply give a different name to your admin account than your virtual computer name. I had the same troubles with Ubuntu and Mint and the solution worked there too. I know it makes no sense but... it works.

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