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I was running Kali Linux 2.0 Sansa. I did the Kali Linux apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

To upgrade to Kali 2.0 rolling edition now I cannot log in The user name and password still work because if I do Ctrl+alt+f3. They work on the command line.

But in GUI it just loop over and over, keeps on asking for user name and password.

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One thing you can try is rule out the useraccount settings as a cause. Since those are generally stored in your home director (/home/you), the fastest way would be to login on another screen, make yourself root, mv your original home directory to another name (mv /home/you /home/you.old) and recreate your home directory (mkdir /home/you ; cp -r /etc/skel /home/you ; chown -R you:you /home/you ). Another possibility would be to create another new user and try that.

  • I tried creating a user....userad -m user1 ....usermod -a -G sudo user1...then – James Vogeltanz Oct 25 '16 at 22:55

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