Fix for Can’t login after upgrading from ubuntu 13.04 to ubuntu 13.10
Just finished upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. Everything works fine. After the installations, I restart to finish the installations. In the log in screen, I put my password and then it goes back to the log in screen.
This issue occurs if you have installed cinnamon desktop environment and related to this bug .You have to uninstall all cinnamon desktop related packages.
Press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get the terminal from your login screen (Thanks to Ray) or use SSH and run the following commands
sudo apt-get purge cinnamon*
sudo apt-get autoremove
After running above commands i have to reboot my PC to work as normal.
If you have any other solutions please share with us so that it will help some users.
Does using Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to the terminal from the login screen work? From there you could issue the necessary commands without having to ssh into your own box.
Thanks for your comment and that is much easier
I had the same problem and found a thread elsewhere that solved the problem in a different way.
As above, at the login screen use Cntrl+Alt+F1 to open a terminal window and login at the command line instead
by default you should be in your home directory,
use the command ‘pwd’ to show what directory you are in, in my case…
if you are not in your home directory change to it using
here you need to remove two files (note the ‘.’ prefix on both) .Xauthority and .ICEauthority
to show the files type the commands
ls .Xauthority -hal
ls .ICEauthority -hal
Assuming they are there the command to remove them is…
rm .Xauthority .ICEauthority
then reboot the machine using
sudo shutdown -r now
After reboot I was able to login as normal
i m facing the issue while login .i can able to login in single user mode bt GUI i couldn’t.