What to do if you can't login to Linux Mint 18.x

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Re: What to do if you can't login to Linux Mint 18.x

Post by firehawk74 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:01 pm

Thank you kindly for this solution!!

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Re: What to do if you can't login to Linux Mint 18.x

Post by Kilo » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:29 am

I tried to remove virtualbox-guest*, rebooted, and tried again but it gave me the same error. I tried purging virtualbox-guest*, rebooted, tried again, same error. I tried to remove virtualbox*, rebooted, tried again, same error. I tried purging virtualbox*, rebooted, tried again, same error. I don't know what else I could do at this point, please help.

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Re: What to do if you can't login to Linux Mint 18.x

Post by xenopeek » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:02 pm

xenopeek wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:05 pm
If you're on Linux Mint 18.x and after trying to login you get the error "your session lasted only 10 seconds" that may be due to a very recent update to VirtualBox packages that you would have installed previously. If on the error you can view details and you do that and see "Initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart" this is almost certainly the problem you have.
Is the bold part the case for you? I suggest you create a new topic to ask for support with your problem. While the symptoms may be the same I doubt you have the solved issue from March for the first time almost in July. There can be other causes for the same symptoms.
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