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Cannot login as user

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:33 pm
by kafka96
at the login screen when I boot I cannot type my password. I am sure the keyboard works bcs on guest mode I can use it . Any idea??

Re: Cannot login as user

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:42 pm
by minitux
Try to login in tty, when You are at the login screen, Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and try to login with your user name and password if Yes, try to remove .Xauthority file

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rm ~/.Xauthority
and then reboot

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sudo reboot

Re: Cannot login as user

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:17 pm
by Cosmo.
What does "cannot type my password" precisely mean?

Re: Cannot login as user

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:31 pm
by kafka96
@Cosmo I cannot type anything in the password field.

Re: Cannot login as user

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:41 pm
by Cosmo.
So, no dots appear there, if you type; correct?

When did this problem start to happen?
Does the system react, if you try to switch to a virtual console? Try it with ctrl-alt-F1. If this works, you can go back with alt-left.
Does the system react in the login screen on mouse clicks?

Not to forget: What is your version of Mint and what is the desktop environment?

Re: Cannot login as user

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:36 am
by kafka96
The system is responsive as I can login as a guest.
I am using the latest version of mint

Re: Cannot login as user

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:45 pm
by Cosmo.
"The latest version" is not a precise answer. It could be, that you mean 18.3, but do you have an imagination, how often users user an older version (of whatever software" and only believed, that this is the latest? So number please. Besides that, your answer does not tell anything about the desktop environment. If you don't know open a terminal and enter:

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inxi -Sz
Paste the output here.

Next thing we need to know is, whether this "latest" Mint is a fresh install or if it had been upgraded from a previous version, from which in this cases (and please no "second last").

Also my question, when the problem did start is not answered by you.

What you don't answer, cannot get handled here. I don't use any crystal ball.