Ubuntu: stuck in a login loop after updating drivers


Alright so I updated my amd drivers to the latest catalyst version, after almost two hours of trouble updating the drivers I somehow managed to complete the catalyst installing.

I rebooted my machine, and something has changed, I no longer had a GUI and a command line shell has appeared, now I entered the following command:

sudo apt-get install -f  

rebooted, this seemed to solve the problem yet of course a new one has started, I am now stuck in a login loop, whenever I login, it starts loading the desktop page and then immediately sends me back to the login screen, this goes on and on and on unless I enter a false password, in that case it just says:

Incorrect password  

I already tried playing with the Xauthority and reinstalling the xorg Ubuntu desktop, yet no luck.


I installed a AMD - fglrx driver package once and ended up in the same state. Here's what I did:

  1. In the login screen Ctrl+Alt+F2 to get into a tty
  2. enter username and password
  3. did sudo apt-get remove fglrx-core
  4. Press ctrl+Alt+F7 to get back to login screen, reboot, it should be fixed.

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