Ubuntu: unable to type in password at login screen after restart? [duplicate]


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I am locked out of my laptop after restarting it. When I am in the login screen, I have 3 options:

  1. me / registered user
  2. guest session
  3. remote login

When I click on the password field/text box that says log in, or press enter, it disappears. I can only press Esc and i am taken back to the 3 options, so I tried to just start typing the password, but nothing happens.

  • What can the problem be? Ubuntu did install some updates and I installed GIMP and libimobiledevice.

I tried to look for previous questions/answers, but nothing seem to match my problem. Can anyone help? I am a novice here and I don't want to give up or start from scratch. I have done so much on it already.Thank you in advance.


Instead of using GUI press Ctrl+Alt+F1 (if F1 key does not work try using other F# keys) at the log-in screen. This should bring CLi. You can always get back to GUI log-in page by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F7

You will be prompted for username and password. Try logging this way. After you logged in to start your GUI type:

startx -- :1  

Your GUI will load up. At that point you can use your command prompt or other GUI tools to troubleshoot the issue.

It is possible that reading this links my help in troubleshooting your issue: Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop or login loop ubuntu 12.04

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